Herd of elephants in the grass

Our Holistic Approach


Win-Win Solutions for People and Nature

We recognize the deep interconnections among communities, wild species, and the diverse ecosystems they call home. As stewards of the land who depend on the natural world, people are at the heart of everything we do. By ensuring that each of our programs benefits human lives, conserves wildlife, and protects vital habitats, our Theory of Change results in a world where communities and wildlife coexist and thrive.

Land and Water



Engaged Communities for Lasting Results

Together with local people, we co-create and co-implement every one of our programs. By sharing our deep expertise in community engagement with new partners through our ACTIVE™ Community Engagement outreach program, we're scaling our impact in Tanzania and across Africa.

Women participating in beekeeping training in Tanzania

Local Solutions with Global Impact

Our holistic approach to conservation is grounded in a set of overarching themes that we address through all of our programs. We believe each of these themes is a vital part of solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Two lion cubs playing together

On the Cutting Edge of Conservation

We harness the power of data through a science-driven and adaptive approach. Importantly, we tap into the traditional knowledge of our community partners, empowering them to collect, visualize, and use real-time conservation data through custom technology tools.

Maasai man using a cell phone
Sunset at the lake with birds in Tanzania

Our Work Has Never Been More Urgent

Every gift – large or small – makes a powerful impact.