African Wildlife Foundation (Established 1961)
Web Site: http://www.awf.org
Phone: 1 (202) 939-3333
Fax: 1 (202) 939-3332
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 120, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 UNITED STATES
Affiliations: International Gorilla Conservation Programme
Mission: The African Wildlife Foundation works toward building the capacity of
African individuals and institutions to manage effectively their
natural resources, especially wildlife and wildlife habitats.
Principal Research Programs: AWF helps build African capacity in natural resource management through
training of professionals, institutional strengthening, and identifying
and testing innovative solutions through flagship projects in community
conservation, species and ecosystem conservation, and conservation and
commerce. These are then used as a base of experience to further
impact conservation by other institutions in Africa.
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities are not available.
Associated Field Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda; Mgahinga Gorilla National
Park, Uganda; Parc National des Virungas, Zaire; Parc National de
Volcans, Rwanda; Contact for all sites above: Annette Lanjouw, AWF
Nairobi office, PO Box 48177, Nairobi, Kenya
Supported Species: Gorilla beringei (eastern gorilla)
Publications: "African Wildlife News" (5 times/year)
Last Updated: 1998-10-26
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