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The African Wildlife Foundation condemns the killing of wildlife rangers in the Virunga National Park. This incident occurred 30 days after the Democratic Republic of Congo announced a national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Visits to the park had been halted since March 19th, 2020.A park spokesman announced that 12 rangers and five civilians had been killed on Friday inside the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the statement from Virunga…

AWF Protected Area Directors Meeting

This week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) convened the first virtual African Protected Areas Directors Meeting aimed at sharing lessons on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on park management and revenues. More importantly, the meeting went further to propose…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will roll out a new strategy on April 22, 2020 that will guide the organization’s operations for the next 10 years. The launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations in a symbolic gesture to demonstrate AWF’s support for concerted…

Every year on March 22, the world celebrates World Water Day in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of water in protecting the sanctity of life and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems.Humans need water to survive, as do all the systems we rely on: sanitation, healthcare, education,…