• Spread the word


AWF Supports Tougher Ivory Sale Regulations in U.S.

  • 07/25/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a move to tighten regulations around ivory trade in the United States by instating a near complete ban on all ivory commerce.

Continue reading

Sniffer Dogs Ready to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  • 07/24/15
  • Arusha, Tanzania
Partners in wildlife law enforcement

On Friday, rangers from Tanzania’s Wildlife Division and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) graduated alongside their four-legged partners—eight ivory detection dogs—following two months of intensive training under African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF’s) Conservation Canine Programme.

Continue reading

AWF Reiterates 'No Go' Policy in World Heritage Sites

  • 06/30/15
  • Bonn, Germany
Simien Mountains

This week, at the 39th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee Meeting in Bonn, Germany, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is once again calling on governments and extractive industries to adopt a ‘no go’ and ‘no impact’ policy in and around World Heritage Sites in Africa.

Continue reading

U.S. House Committee Passes Anti-Poaching Act

  • 06/26/15
  • Washington, D.C.
Ivory to be crushed in NYC Times Square

On Thursday, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Global Anti-Poaching Act to go before the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. 

Continue reading

US Government Destroys Over a Ton of Ivory

  • 06/19/15
  • New York
US Government Destroys Over 1 Ton of Ivory

The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.

Continue reading