AWF Newsletter August 2016
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Ivory Kingpin Convicted in Landmark Case

In a landmark ruling, Kenya convicted Feisal Ali Mohammed, the godfather of illegal ivory to 20 years imprisonment. The ruling in the country’s largest ivory trafficking case signifies Kenya’s commitment to dealing firmly with transnational organized crime and sends the unambiguous message that elephant poaching and ivory trafficking will not be tolerated. The momentous verdict comes on the heels of AWF’s recent prosecutorial training, convening members of prosecutors, investigators, wildlife management officers and judicial officers to strengthen collaboration and enhance capacity to fight wildlife crime. “Kenya is moving toward a zero tolerance approach to wildlife crime and has stepped up anti-poaching efforts…to reduce elephant poaching over the past several years, ” said AWF President Kaddu Sebunya.

> Find out more about the historic verdict
Investing in Conservation

As Africa continues to pursue economic growth, AWF seeks to be a good partner to African governments by building the ties between conservation and economic growth, said AWF CEO Patrick Bergin in a recent CNBC interview. That’s the basis of AWF’s impact investing company African Wildlife Capital — a mission-driven investment company seeking to develop private sector businesses with both commercial and conservation potential.

> Watch the interview
Tanzania has lost 60% of its elephants in 5 years. Make a gift to AWF to help us protect the remaining population.
Mutual benefits for communities, carnivores

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Conservation in the midst of conflict

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10 tips for a sustainable safari

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Fun Fact

The African hare can leap up to 10 feet in the air to avoid predators. The otherwise silent creature can also emit a shrill scream if it’s in peril.

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