Africa is home to some of the world's most endangered species, including the mountain gorilla, Grevy’s zebra, and Ethiopian wolf. To protect populations from further decline, our on-the-ground safeguards involve training rangers and using sniffer dogs to stop wildlife traffickers. Wildlife must survive in their natural habitats, so we empower local communities through conservation-friendly development and work with international agencies to protect Africa’s natural resources.
By working across large landscapes that span borders, African Wildlife Foundation supports critically important biodiversity and offers people economic opportunities. With over five decades of experience, skills, and expertise, we have invested in community-based conservation to protect safe havens for wildlife while simultaneously improving human well-being.
For conservation to be effective and sustainable, it must be Africa-led. The African Wildlife Foundation works with the political and economic leadership in Africa and beyond to integrate conservation into development and economic plans and programs. We are a partner to Africa in creating a prosperous future — not at the expense of wildlife and wild lands, but because of them. We believe the modern conservation agenda can only be successful if it is African-led and African-implemented.