African Wildlife Foundation Vacancies 2020
In 1961, African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, Inc., later African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), was established to focus on Africa’s unique conservation needs. This chronology highlights important steps in AWF’s growth and success for the past 50 years.
AWF partners with cybersecurity and intelligence expert Irdeto to identify and investigate the online sale of illegal wildlife parts, as well as to provide forensic data for local law enforcement officials to track down criminals.
In October, at the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, AWF pledged a US $25 million investment over the next four years to support African governments and local communities working to protect threatened species and stop wildlife crime.
Following a regional law enforcement conference in 2016, AWF and Space for Giants convene the inaugural East African Wildlife Prosecutors Coalition Workshop in Rwanda, promoting interagency cooperation and information-sharing across borders.
AWF and Nickelodeon International launch the Together for Good Wildlife Special — an educational mini-series inspiring children across the world to take a stand for African conservation and support the heroes protecting the continent’s at-risk wildlife.
AWF begins a collaborative expansion into Europe hosting, for the first time, members of the United Kingdom government, media, private sector, and individual donors at the Royal Geographical Society.
In a historic partnership, AWF and the Beijing Zoo raise the Chinese public’s awareness on threatened African wildlife through a series of exhibitions and conservation forums at the zoological institution.
AWF donates 27.8 hectares of land to the Government of Rwanda, expand Volcanoes National Park and protecting critical mountain gorilla habitat as populations of the great ape rise steadily.