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.
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In the 2017 Year in Review, we reflect on the impact that you made possible in our first decade on the continent, and we look to urgent opportunities on the horizon.
From supporting ranger teams to exploring simple solutions to human-wildlife conflict, securing elephant habitat helps us ensure our work has the widest impact.
When the wildlife vet was unable to attend to a badly injured lioness, Kaindu Village Scouts took matters into their own hands.
Bringing fire experts from Arkansas, TNC helps pass on best practices to protect an African national reserve from ferocious bush fires.
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.
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