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
Hear from members of our team as they discuss the challenges and benefits of conservation work in Africa. Meet our team
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
Dave Campbell, a Forest Service ranger, discusses our partnership to improve fire management at Kafue National Park. Hear from Dave
Adam Whelchel discusses our expanding partnership with Kenya's Green Belt Movement. Hear from Adam
Adam Whelchel's fellowship took him from Connecticut to Kenya to talk water with Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai. Hear from Adam
"I couldn’t have asked for a better experience to deepen my love of Africa," says supporter Claire Campbell in her photo journal. View slideshow
Loisaba Conservancy: Respect for Communities
Ms. Soipan Tuya reflects on the FPIC process she conducted for the newly created Loisaba Conservancy. Hear from Soipan.