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Bees Are Playing an Important Role in Saving Tanzania's Elephants
The African honey bee plays an important role in mitigating the relationship between humans and elephants. See how they are saving elephant lives and protecting farmer’s crops. More
Engaging Zimbabwe Communities in Anti-Poaching and Conservation Efforts
During the dry season from April to October, massive numbers of wildlife are drawn to the Zambezi River, which is the fourth-longest river in Africa and forms the border between Zimbabwe and its northern neighbor, Zambia. More
AWF Welcomes Rakuten Ban on Ivory Sales
Japanese internet retail giant Rakuten on July 6, 2017, announced that it was banning the sale of ivory on its site, with trading to be phased out over the next month. The move comes following mounting international criticism of the trade and sweeping public support for a policy change. More
Estate Gifts Help Safeguard Kenya's Black Rhinos
In Kenya's Laikipia District, between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares mountain range, sits Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy is part of a rich ecosystem, with vulnerable species like elephant, Grevy's zebra and African wild dog living inside the conservancy's borders. More
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AWF as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to AWF as a lump sum.