Africa is a beautiful continent and is home to some of the world’s most fascinating animals. But even with the beauty nature has blessed us with, our wildlife is at risk, and that is one of our most significant problems.
In 1961, there was a ray of hope for Africa’s wildlife as the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, Inc., later known as the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), was created. The AWF was established to focus primarily on Africa’s peculiar conservation needs.
From inception, AWF has embarked on research, projects, and collaborations that create awareness and promote love and companion towards the animals in Africa.
Where they work?
Just as Africa boasts of vast and varied land, so do they boast of ecological and economic challenges that are yet to be settled.
While it is common for some African nations to contend with political tensions, some other countries must ease the struggle for resources between wildlife and people. Despite these challenges, Africa remains a continent of great potential.
There are lots of opportunities for improving the lives of wildlife and Africans. At the African Wildlife Foundation, they work throughout the African continent to spot opportunities and help Africans chart a course toward a problem-free and sustainable future.
The AWF says that they recognize that while each African country, community, and region has unique needs, they all have a collective obligation: an Africa that’s thriving for all.
They are protecting Africa’s critical landscapes
When the needs of wildlife and humans seem most at odds, the African Wildlife Foundation stands up and brings its many resources to bear. While many may see the AWF as environmentalists, they have proven to be more than that.
They are lawyers, policymakers, scientists, and more working around-the-clock to help address the challenges that put African habitat at risk—from things as simple as land-use laws and agricultural growth to more complex issues like settlement patterns and political instability.
The AWF functions in the following Countries
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Africa