Nearly half of Africa's elephants are protected by AWF and our partners.
There are less than 5,000 black rhinos left.

AWF is working with local communities to debunk rhino horn myths and expose the atrocities behind the rhino horn trade. Help us spread the word today. [ Link ]
Elephants will cover themselves in mud and dust to protect their skin from the sun. #AWFfacts
Poachers killed more than 1,000 rhinos in South Africa last year.

Stand up for rhinos by signing our petition and telling the South African government not to legalize the domestic trade and export of rhino horns. [ Link ]
Stand up for rhinos by signing our petition and telling the South African government not to legalize the domestic trade and export of rhino horns.
Elephants often caress or touch each other to show affection. #AWFfacts
Calling all wildlife lovers! There are fewer than 30 giant tuskers left after Satao II was killed. As poaching escalates, we're going all out to protect elephants and other species from greedy wildlife traffickers. We need you more than ever, so if you've considered giving to our cause, now is the time! Please make an urgent gift. [ Link ]
While female lions do most of the hunting, the male lions protect their territory. #AWFfacts
There are only 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild.

These big cats have lost 91 percent of their historical range. Seventy-seven percent of the remaining cheetahs live outside of protected areas.

AWF engages communities living near cheetahs to create sustainable solutions for agricultural and settlement growth by providing incentives and training on best practices. This allows for both cheetahs...
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Dik-diks are experts at conserving water. Their plant diet gives them most of what they need and quick nasal panting keeps them cool in hot climates without sacrificing much water all. #AWFfacts
If you've been following the news, you know that poachers slaughtered the beloved Satao II for his magnificent tusks. He was friendly and approachable – and that may have gotten him killed. Help us show the last giant tuskers – fewer than 30 remain – that you'll protect them. Donate now! [ Link ]
Decades of poaching and overhunting of elephants with large tusks could be resulting in generations with much smaller tusks or no tusks at all.
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Giraffe's have lost 40 percent of their population.

The West African giraffe is especially at-risk as there are only an estimated 547 left.

To help this endangered species, AWF trained guides from a local community organization, the Association for Valorisation of the Ecotourism, to monitor West African giraffes. These guides track the giraffes and use GPS units and cameras to follow and...
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AWF has partnered with the Kenya Wildlife Service to do an aerial census that measures elephant populations. [ Link ]
African Wildlife Foundation urges the government of South Africa to step up its leadership in African rhino conservation by shutting down the proposed new law to allow trade and export of rhino horn for personal purposes. [ Link ]
Elephants can smell water up to 12 miles (~ 19 km) away. #AWFfacts
Rhino poaching is on the decline in South Africa. We need to do more to keep it this way. [ Link ]
A Tanzanian court sentenced a well-known poacher to 12 years in prison.

He and two others were arrested in 2015 while trying to smuggle 118 elephant tusks worth more than $863,000.

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