Help Save Africa's Threatened Wildlife by Bringing Education to Rural Africa

Estimates put Africa's elephant population at 415,000 or less. Lion populations have fallen 42% in 21 years. More than 1,000 rhinos were poached last year and there are fewer than 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild.

Protecting African wildlife not only entails confronting immediate threats from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict – it also requires long-term initiatives to ensure that future generations will become responsible stewards.

African Wildlife Foundation's (AWF) Classroom Africa program is based on the principle that by bringing quality education to rural communities where opportunities are scarce we can break the cycle of poverty that contributes to the loss of threatened species.

By partnering with communities we provide primary schools in rural communities with a high-quality education, well-trained teachers, clean and sustainable schools, supplemental conservation education opportunities, and resources to ensure wildlife and wild lands receive conservation protections from the community.

Through the Classroom Africa program, we've already built schools in 4 countries in key wildlife corridors, but there is a great need to expand and African Wildlife Foundation can't do it alone. Our support is needed to continue building new schools in regions where education and conservation are both direly needed, ensuring a stronger tomorrow for Africa's children and wildlife.

Please sign your name in support of African Wildlife Foundation's Classroom Africa schools that work to empower Africa's children as future stewards, ensuring that wildlife populations and wild lands will thrive in modern Africa.
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