Apprehending a wildlife trafficker is only halfway to stopping a wildlife crime. This week, IFAW and African Wildlife Foundation continue our crucial training program with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Poaching pangolins is a serious offense, and it is highly encouraging to see convictions like these. Zimbabwe is leading the way by being willing to prosecute pangolin smugglers. In fact, Zimbabwe has had the highest rate of pangolin poacher arrests and convictions in Africa in the last three years. We hope that more pangolin range states follow suit and stand up for this amazing animal.
This week in Washington DC, IFAW brings Humane Society International, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Lisa from Tikki Hywood Trust together in one room to discuss the future of African pangolin conservation. Lisa digs deeper in this Q&A about her influential work in Zimbabwe.
Maasai warriors are our first guardians of wildlife in Kenya. Here’s a lighter moment during important discussions with Maasai community elders about wildlife security. Almost half of IFAW's Amboseli-Tsavos-Kilimanjaro landscape is in Maasai Land outside of protected areas, so establishing good community partnerships is a vital component of our work. Learn more about the path that brought Faye... View details ⇨
IFAW sent a manifesto to each presidential candidate detailing 14 measures for animals and their habitats. Emmanuel Macron replied with a letter and said that ALL of the 14 measures were of crucial importance to him.
Our hearts break for the brave forest rangers of Sapo National Park in Liberia this month. Two forest rangers were killed by a violent mob in the rainforest after discovering a community illegally settling and hunting in the park. The attack took place just weeks after a ranger was tortured by other illegal settlers in the forest. Liberia’s Forester Development Authority calls the attacks... View details ⇨