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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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.
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- March 03, 2016
- Great Elephant Census Results in Zambia Optimistic but Strong Protection Efforts Still Needed
- February 08, 2016
- New Genus Cryptomyrus - ‘Hidden Fish’- Described for Two New Electric Fish Species Discovered in Gabon
- December 14, 2015
- China Corporation Tencent in Kenya to Help Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
- 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