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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is doubling down on our commitment to support African governments and local communities to fight the threat of poaching.

Speaking in London ahead of the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference (October 11 and 12), Mr. Sebunya said poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products posed an acute threat to Africa’s rich heritage and future development.

“We need more resources and new alliances to combat this threat. Soaring demand for illegal…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will invest $25 million over the next four years to support efforts by African governments and local communities to protect wildlife and wild lands on the continent.

Making the pledge at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference in London, AWF President Kaddu Sebunya said poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products poses an acute threat to Africa’s rich heritage of natural wealth that is critical to the continent’s development prospects.…

On Monday, China’s State Council released a statement declaring that rhino and tiger parts from farmed animals can now be used "in medical research and healing" in "qualified hospitals by qualified doctors," which reverses a 1993 ban that was allowed to lapse. "There is absolutely no scientific data to prove that rhino horn is medicine," said Dr. Philip Muruthi, AWF Chief Scientist and VP of Species Protection. "We have a moral obligation to tell people the truth."

"Demand for rhino…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on September 10, 2018 hosted Chinese actress Jiang Yiyan and her crew at its Nairobi headquarters. Ms. Yiyan is on a week-long trip to research and prepare for her next movie which will be wildlife and conservation themed.

While in Kenya, Ms Yiyan will visit the Amboseli National Park where she will interact with AWF staff who will share with her the challenges and successes involved in wildlife conservation on the continent.

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, Mozambique officially welcomed a specialized team of detection dogs and their handlers to Maputo. The new unit has been established to enhance law enforcement activities at critical points along the country’s most notorious trafficking routes.Mozambique’s rich wildlife and other natural resources are key to the country’s sustainable development. However, with rich wildlife resources and proximity to South Africa’s largest rhino stronghold, Kruger…