The Nature Conservancy’s vision for Africa is rooted in the people, who have not always been at the table during planning for a sustainable future. Our success depends on involving local communities.
Why? The vast majority of Africa’s lands and waters are community property — shared resources that sustain some of the world's most iconic wildlife and most vulnerable people. Moreover, most of the wildlife lives or migrates beyond park and reserve boundaries onto these communal lands and waters.
Our conservation approach everywhere we work — projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Gabon and the West Indian Ocean — focuses on helping local communities, governments and organizations conserve and enhance Africa's critical shared resources.
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See what you’ve helped us achieve in our 2015 Year in Review!
We’re doing aerial surveys with Zambia’s Wildlife Authority and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to collect data that will help protect elephants from poachers.
Thanks to TNC supporters, we're conserving the 56,000-acre Loisaba Ranch and providing benefits to both wildlife and people.
We did it! People from 62 countries submitted 21,841 handmade elephants to our #Elegram Project.
We're helping improve lives and protect wildlife in this beautiful wild place.
Our dear friend Pamela Isdell shared her favorite African birds with us. Take a look!
See how our groundbreaking Tuungane project in Tanzania is uniting conservation and human health.
Learn about a new kind of conservation that's currently underway in Northern Kenya.
A young Tanzanian fisherman discusses how health needs, including family planning, affect natural resources upon which people depend.
- July 28, 2015
- World Elephant Day August 12 rallies people and organizations around the world to act now to save the beloved elephant
- June 23, 2015
- New Loisaba Conservancy Helps Conserve Kenya’s Second Largest Elephant Population and Benefits for Communities, Wildlife, and all Kenyans
- May 22, 2015
- Tencent Says No to Online Illegal Wildlife Trade
- March 20, 2015
- Africa’s first Water Fund to Combat Rising Threats to Food Security, Water and Energy Supplies
- February 26, 2015
- Debt Swap to Finance Marine Conservation in the Seychelles