The Nature Conservancy’s vision for Africa is rooted in its 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, Seychelles, and to #SaveElephants — focuses on helping local communities, governments, and organizations conserve and enhance Africa's critical shared resources.
Find out more about how you can join us in this important work.
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As we celebrate 10 years, we reflect on the impact The Nature Conservancy is having across Africa thanks to your generous support.
We're teaming up with partners to help protect a critical elephant corridor between two national parks.
To protect Zambia’s wilderness, we’re using targeted bush burns to cut late-season fires, and deploying ex-poachers to protect animals from former gangmates.
Follow along with a group of scientists who are documenting the freshwater biodiversity at proposed dam sites in Gabon.
We're working to protect Kenya's delicate marine ecosystem while improving livelihoods for the fishermen who depend on it.
Hear from people who benefit from the Tuungane Project, which addresses the area's unique interconnected challenges to create healthier families, fisheries, and forests.
A Samburu pastoralist explains that a grazing agreement with Loisaba ensures his cows can find grass during drought, and how illegal grazing can disrupt this balance.
The Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund allows urban water users to invest in upstream watershed conservation efforts for the benefit of farmers, businesses and more than 9 million Kenyans who depend on the Tana River for their fresh water.
See how our groundbreaking Tuungane project in Tanzania is uniting conservation and human health.
- September 22, 2017
- Business Daily: We Need to Invest More in Kenya’s Natural Landscapes
- September 07, 2017
- The Economist: A New Plan to Protect the Water Around Seychelles
- July 24, 2017
- The Guardian: Thirsty City: After Months of Water Rationing Nairobi May Run Dry
- June 30, 2017
- Zambia Daily Mail: Managing Fire in Kafue National Park
- June 04, 2017
- Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly: Into Africa