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AWF Launches Anti-poaching Fund

The African Wildlife Foundation has announced a $10 million fund to quickly target poachers. The Urgent Response Fund aims to reduce the killings of thousands of endangered elephants and rhinos every year. The AWF said in the 1970s, Africa was home to more than 1.3 million elephants. That figure has plummeted to about 419,000 today. Elephants are now being killed at the rate of 35,000 a year. Rhino numbers are also dwindling. South African officials said more than 2,000 have been...

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