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The African Wildlife Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya as the new Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Kaddu, a Ugandan, brings to the table a keen understanding of the continent, its systems and its people. Kaddu started his career at AWF in 2006, working his way up to President in 2015, where he has successfully led AWF’s efforts to advocate for more strategic conservation assistance from the US government in Washington,…

On Dec. 17, 2018, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) launched a new kennel facility in Mombasa, Kenya. Under the Canines For Conservation program, Dr. Charles Musyoki, KWS Director General, alongside Dr. Philip Muruthi, AWF VP of Species Protection, officially opened the facility emphasizing on the importance of the program and the impact it has made in the past few years. KWS commissioned the facility with the aim to enhance…

Elephants are still the most poached species for international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, a three-year project by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has reported. The research, which focused on U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserves, found that elephant poaching levels were still high despite intense conservation efforts. The project is titled…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Irdeto have partnered to combat poaching and wildlife crimes online. The illegal selling of animal parts is the fourth biggest illicit industry worldwide behind drugs, counterfeit goods, and human trafficking. These wildlife crimes not only decimate animal populations but also have a negative effect on the entire ecosystem, impacting local economies that rely on these ecosystems…

On September 28, 2018, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni passed out 487 ranger recruits at Paraa Training Wing in Murchison Falls National Park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on training and equipping the wildlife protection agency’s ranger force to enhance data collection and ecological monitoring using the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) and CyberTracker technology which was instituted within UWA.