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.
Latest News & Features
We’re calling on elephant supporters like you to make and share 20,000 original pieces of elephant art.
Kenya Program Director Munira Bashir explains the importance of working together to map out a sustainable future for our precious natural gold: grass.
The Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund will protect the water source for 9m and bring $21.5m in long-term benefits for Kenyans.
Our dear friend, Pamela Isdell, shares her favorite African birds.
What flows from Africa's rivers, lakes and waterholes? Life!
A new sanctuary for the endangered hirola gets off to a flying start.
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.
- 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
- December 15, 2014
- The Nature Conservancy to Auction Donated Martin Guitars for #SaveElephants Campaign
- December 02, 2014
- Preventing the Extinction of the World’s Most Endangered Antelope - Only Hirola Sanctuary on the Planet
- August 12, 2014
- In Honor of World Elephant Day - Martin D-28 Guitar (left-handed) Autographed by Paul McCartney to #SaveElephants, Benefitting The Nature Conservancy
- June 26, 2014
- Industry Icon Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Save Elephants
- March 04, 2014
- The Nature Conservancy Receives $26 Million in Funding—one of the Largest Gifts to Conservation in Africa
- May 20, 2013
- Isdell Family Donates US $3 Million for Wildlife Conservation in Africa