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African Wildlife Foundation
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Working to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.
Working to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

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You may have noticed something different about us!

AWF's new identity proudly reflects our commitment to wildlife and wild lands as an integral part of Africa’s vibrant future. Find out more about our recent changes: www.awf.org/brand
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It's #Elephant Resolution Day and TODAY ONLY $1 of every pair of The Elephant Pants harem pants purchased will be donated to the AWF's #conservation efforts.

Help us save more elephants www.awf.org/elephantpants.
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When poachers kill mothers, their babies are left to die.

Join us today to stop poachers before they strike: http://bit.ly/2cD71TY #poaching #wildlife #conservation
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Think you know all the facts behind the #poaching crisis?

Take our 5 question pop quiz to see how you measure up http://bit.ly/2cPzSov #wildlife #conservation

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To supply the exotic pet trade, animals like chimps are often poached from their natural habitats.

Every chimp that makes it to its final destination represents as many as 10 that were killed in the process. Join us in saying "NO" to the exotic pet trade: http://bit.ly/wildlifenotpets

#wildlifetrafficking #poaching
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As many as 35,000 #elephants are killed every year to fuel the global ivory trade.
One of the world's largest #ivory markets is taking a stand to stem the slaughter.

Tell the United States you support the recent ivory. Send your message: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban
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We made it clear that #elephants are worth more than ivory, and the U.S. government listened, placing a near-total ban on ivory.

This is a huge victory in one of the world's largest #ivory markets. Send a message to show your support today: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban.
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When an elephant eats a farmer's crops, it can also be gobbling up the source of household income that would have paid for school fees and other necessities. As a result, those defending their livelihoods will often harm these animals.

In Uganda, we're mitigating this human-elephant conflict by helping farmers grow chili peppers. Not only does this crop fetch more money than the traditional maize, the smell of chilis also repels elephants. “If I had a spear, I would probably have killed [the elephants],” one community member told AWF. “But now, I have no problems with them.” http://bit.ly/Uganda-Chilis
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U.S. chooses #elephants over ivory.

Recently, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service instituted a near-total ban on domestic trade of #ivory. Tell Director Dan Ashe you stand with this decision. Take Action: http://bit.ly/usfws-ivoryban
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Too often, strategic and concerted efforts by law enforcement to intercept wildlife contraband are followed by weak penalties handed down in court.

Through judicial and prosecutorial trainings, we're helping countries like Ethiopia and Kenya strengthen their response to wildlife crime: http://bit.ly/wildlife-laws
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