The African Union is comprised of 53 African countries. It is the largest intergovernmental organization on the continent. The AU was established to achieve greater unity among the African states, promote peace, security, and stability on the continent, and promote a sustainable economy, among many other objectives.
AWF protects nearly 40 % of Africa's elephants. Support our programs to stop elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.
In a 1900 census, the cheetah population was around 100,000. Today, less than 9,000 remain in Africa. With less prey and habitat—and pursued by hunters—the cheetah is at a high risk of extinction. With your help, AWF can continue providing incentives to locals to prevent hunting.
The African wild dog population numbers less than 5,000 individuals and continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation, human conflict, and widespread disease. Your support allows for wild dog scouts to monitor and protect this species.
AWF Statement Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) CoP18
Recommendations on Proposals to amend Appendices at the 18th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. August 17-18, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.