AWF Newsletter April 2016
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Google, JetBlue Join Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

Momentum grows in the fight against wildlife trafficking as four new corporate allies join the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance. The alliance, a coalition of conservation leaders, trailblazers in the technology, travel, retail and communications industries, works closely with the United States government to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife products. On April 4, Carnival Corporation, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Brilliant Earth and Hidden Treasure Tours joined industry leaders, including eBay, Google, JetBlue, Tiffany & Co. to fight wildlife trafficking. “The Alliance is about an all-of-society approach, which is what we truly need,” says AWF CEO Dr. Patrick Bergin. “We must reach a real tipping point here, and when we have government, NGOs and companies like Google, JetBlue, eBay and their clients coming together it gives me real hope that we will reach that tipping point.”

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Sniffing Out Wildlife Crime

Less than one year after their graduation from AWF’s Conservation Canine Programme, the first class of sniffer dogs and handlers has already seen immense success. In 2016 alone, Canine Detection Units stationed throughout key airports and seaports in Kenya and Tanzania have made 14 separate busts and seizures of illegal wildlife products, including elephant ivory, pangolin scales and even bushmeat. We’re currently training the next class of canines to help stop even more traffickers in their tracks.

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Addressing threats beyond wildlife trafficking

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Protecting biodiversity in a World Heritage Site

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AWF and Oliberte provide boots to Ethiopia’s rangers

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A dominant female and her male consort lead each dwarf mongoose group, which can be comprised of as many as 12 to 15 individuals.
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