African Conservation Foundation

The African Conservation Foundation is an award-winning charity focused on protecting Africa’s endangered wildlife and their habitats.

The African Conservation Foundation works to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife and their habitats, by tackling the root causes of biodiversity loss. Founded in 1999, ACF was the first organisation focusing on partnering with and building the capacity of grassroots conservation efforts in the region.

The Problem
The wildlife of sub-Saharan Africa faces unprecedented level of threats from loss and fragmentation of habitat, poaching, hunting, climate change, and population growth to name but some. There has been a steep generational decline to a vast number of species of fauna and flora, and the IUCN Red List demonstrates that many are vulnerable to extinction, including some of the continent’s most iconic species.
Large conservation organisations have an important role to play, but saving Africa’s wildlife can and will only happen if a robust network of well-functioning local organisations are working deeply within local communities.
Currently, however, there is a significant lack of local organisations with adequate capacity, skills, resources and funding – ACF exists to tackle this core problem.

Our Goal
Our goal is to restore and conserve African wildlife and vulnerable ecosystems i.e savanna, rainforests, mangroves, through fieldwork, capacity building, environmental education and sustainable livelihood development with the communities. We also incorporate geospatial analysis in our projects for informed decision making, wildlife monitoring, anti-poaching and overall improved ecosystem management for the benefit of the African people.