For the past decade Africa has lost over 30% of it’s elephants due to poaching. Out of the countries involved Tanzania had lost 60% of it’s elephants from 2009 to 2014, leading as a country with the largest poaching threat in Africa by the end of 2015. Tanzania loosed over 85,181 elephants from poaching and was later left with only 43,330 elephants out of 109,051 that used to roam in the wild. Currently due to The strong Tanzanian government, we have, elephant numbers have slowly increased to 60,000. rapid killings of elephants was due to the demand of ivory from Asian countries such as China and Vietnam.
The same can be observed for the other species of wildlife like Giraffes who are facing the red flag alert, from animals at sea and at land, extinction is a threat the world faces at a rapid rate if actions not taken. AFeWiS came into existence early 2016 as a result of the passion of its founder Moses Ryakitimbo and a team of dedicated wildlife activists who had a passion to work for the cause to reduce this rate significantly. AFeWiS has learned that animals are very loyal and beautiful creatures, a heritage that is slowly diminishing if we don’t take action. The team devotes its time, energy and resources towards advocating for animal rights. Being self-driven and motivated to see a generation that will value and protect our wildlife heritage, AFeWiS believes in investing in today’s society (children and youth) for conservation for the generations to come!