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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…

The African Wildlife Foundation urges African range states to arrive at a common elephant conservation goal even as the world celebrates World Elephant Day and Parties push for opposing agendas at the 18th Conference of Parties to CITES in Switzerland this month.AWF counsels against Proposals 11 and 12 which are petitioning for the reopening of ivory markets and the movement of elephants in Southern Africa to Appendix I respectively, noting that neither petition advances…

Tanzania's Nane Nane Agricultural Exhibition celebrates the great strides made by farmers in the field with the support of innovative technology. This week-long agricultural expo, which is held annually in honor of Nane Nane Day on August 8, has been a pinnacle of success for the farmers and stakeholders in the country and beyond.This year’s Nane Nane Exhibition theme was "Kilimo, mifugo na uvuvi kwa ukuaji wa uchumi wa nchi," which translates to "Agriculture, Livestock, and…