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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Supports APW’s Efforts to Protect the Pride

By Laura Milton | July 19, 2019
Disney's The Lion King promotional image

Since The Walt Disney Company released the original version of “The Lion King” in 1994, lion populations in the wild have dropped by a staggering 50 percent. Today, a groundbreaking remake of the popular film hits theaters along with a critical mission: to ignite the spirit of conservation around the world and bring lions back from the brink.

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Defining the Future of Community Engagement in Conservation

By African People & Wildlife | December 6, 2018
Participants gather outside at the The Future of Community Engagement in Conservation workshop.

In November, the National Geographic Society and African People & Wildlife (APW) brought together 16 participants from six countries in Arusha, Tanzania for a workshop on The Future of Community Engagement in Conservation. The gathering was the first of its kind and a critical step toward the creation of a pan-African network of community engagement practitioners.

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A Roaring Sound of Hope for Lions

By Laly Lichtenfeld, Ph.D. | August 10, 2018
Male lion in a tree

I remember a time when the roars of lions reverberated throughout Tanzania’s Tarangire ecosystem. When my husband, Charles Trout, and I first began work here in 2000 as part of my Ph.D. research program, we heard the lions roar almost every night—often from several different directions.

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The Changing Face of Conservation

By Neovitus Sianga | July 9, 2018
A Maasai woman in northern Tanzania

In a landscape threatened by climate change and overburdened natural resources, a rural woman leads efforts to protect habitat for people and wildlife.

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Critically Endangered Pangolins Need Our Help

By Laura Milton | February 5, 2018
A male pangolin rescued by APW

Northern Tanzania is home to some of the world’s increasingly endangered pangolins. A recent pangolin rescue by APW highlights the many threats facing this elusive and fascinating creature—not only in this region but around the world.

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