- AWF helps establish a new protected area in DRC called the Faunal Reserve of Lomako-Yokokala. This is a major win for endangered bonobos and a large benefit to local communities.
- AWF completes construction of new park headquarters in the Samburu National Reserve. The new building—along with new staff housing—will improve overall operations of the reserve and improve effective conservation management.
- The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Visitor Center is officially opened, welcoming tourists who come to Southern Uganda to trek the endangered mountain gorillas.
- Artist John Banovich partners with AWF to create the Lion PRIDE Initiative. The program raises public awareness about the plight of Africa's lions and generates new fundraising opportunities for their protection.