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African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in collaboration with Shanghai Zoo is set to launch a two-month exhibition Saving Africa's Endangered Species aimed at raising public awareness on wildlife conservation in Africa.The exhibition, which will be unveiled on September 28, 2019, will feature photographs of these species alongside detailed information about the various conservation efforts being carried out on the continent as part of a sensitization campaign against illegal…

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Bushtracks Expeditions have signed a three-year partnership that will offer one-of-a-kind African safari experiences while also raising visibility and resources for wildlife and wild lands conservation across the continent.One percent of the safari cost paid by each guest traveling with Bushtracks will be invested in AWF’s conservation projects protecting critically endangered species and conserving vital ecosystems — all in partnership with…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) took part in the sixth African Leadership Forum held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from August 28-30, 2019. The forum was hosted by the Office of the Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa in conjunction with the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development, better known as UONGOZI Institute. The forum, under the theme Promoting Good Natural Resource Management for Socio-economic…

Giraffes will for the first time enjoy protection after countries voted on August 22, 2019 to end unregulated international trade in giraffe parts.The proposal to include giraffes in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (or CITES) received overwhelming support from Parties currently gathered in Geneva, Switzerland. The proposal was put forward by Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. They…

On August 12, 2019, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) kick-started a four-day training on first responders to a wildlife crime scene and testing in court at the AWF headquarters in Nairobi.The training, themed “Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity Through Proper Investigative Techniques and Testifying in Court,” is in a bid to not only equip the first responders with the most efficient evidentiary…