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 and the West Indian Ocean — focuses on helping local communities, governments and organizations conserve and enhance Africa's critical shared resources.
Neville and Pamela Isdell donate $3 million to support conservation in the country that gave them their start.
New research is guiding our partnership to protect Tanzania's chimpanzees and their habitat.
Find out why the death toll continues to spike and how you can help.
What flows from Africa's rivers, lakes and waterholes? Life!
A new sanctuary for the endangered hirola gets off to a flying start.
Explore our Africa projects through interactive maps.
A close encounter with an elephant awakens Alphonce Mallya's passion for wildlife conservation.
See how our groundbreaking Tuungane project in Tanzania is uniting conservation and human health.
A young Tanzanian fisherman discusses how health needs, including family planning, affect natural resources upon which people depend.