People Making a Difference in Africa
Conserving nature requires people. That's why we’d like you to meet some of the people who help advance our ambitious goals or who benefit from our conservation work in Africa. New features are added regularly, so please check back often.
Hear from Our Team
Africa director David Banks shares field experiences and views on conservation in his column. Follow David
Our Gabon Program Director Marie-Claire Paiz built our work in this new landscape from the ground up. Meet Marie-Claire
Greg lived in Africa for 25 years, has two daughters, and is one of the best storytellers we know. Get to know Greg
Our Kenya Program Director discusses conservation, community development, and tourism. Meet Munira
Fred discusses launching Africa's first water fund to protect critical resources for Kenya. Hear from Fred
Alphonce discusses the intersection of conservation and social media, and how to survive a night in the bush. Get to know Alphonce
Patricia discusses her work with communities surrounding Zambia's Kafue National Park. Hear from Patricia
Charles discusses becoming a conservationist and now leading our Kenya program. Hear from Charles
Hear from Local People
Nolmekiji's story shows how conservation in Kenya's northern rangelands has empowered women. Hear from Nolmekigi
Ramadhan discusses the challenges of family planning and making a living as a fisherman on Lake Tanganyika. Watch video
"Life is harder," says Susan, whose story exemplifies why we're integrating health and conservation in Tanzania.
Hear from Our Partners, Volunteers and Supporters
Researcher Alex Piel reports from Tanzania on a new study that's guiding chimpanzee conservation. Hear from Alex
"Rhino horn demand is being fueled by con artists," says Africa Council member Kenneth K. Coe. Hear from Ken
Loisaba Conservancy: Respect for Communities
Ms. Soipan Tuya reflects on the FPIC process she conducted for the newly created Loisaba Conservancy. Hear from Soipan.