AWF Newsletter May 2016
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World’s Largest Ivory Burn

On April 30, Kenya, with sponsorship by African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), set ablaze 105 tons of ivory and 1 ton of rhino horn in what was the largest-ever ivory burn in world history. This record-setting burn sent the statement that “ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants,” according to Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya. AWF has worked closely with the Kenyan government to help the country curb poaching and wildlife trafficking, including deploying trained canine detection units to key transit hubs; training members of law enforcement and judicial communities to strengthen the prosecution of wildlife crimes; and launching a countrywide celebrity awareness campaign. This historic event draws “global attention to the illegal wildlife trade, and it has already sparked a national discussion in Kenya and beyond about this issue,” says African Wildlife Foundation President Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya.

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Art for Wildlife

AWF, in partnership with the Society of Animal Artists, is proud to announce an exclusive art sale benefiting our conservation efforts. Until May 31, art aficionados can purchase one-of-a-kind African wildlife-themed original artwork created by some of the Society’s most prestigious artists, and 40 percent of each purchase will be donated to AWF.

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Poachers have killed at least 5,940 rhinos since 2008. Help us stop the slaughter.
A conversation with AWF’s new president

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South Africa says no to rhino horn trade

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Is Nairobi National Park under threat?

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Fun Fact

Genets have a foul method of self-expression. If frightened, injured or angry, the genet is known to squirt a foul-smelling substance to deter its enemies.
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