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Mark your calendars for upcoming events happening around the world that promise engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and meaningful connections within the African People & Wildlife community.

We also welcome requests for speakers if you would like someone from our team to share their knowledge and expertise.

Webinar | Coexistence Across Continents: Yamat Lengai and Taylor Rabe

July 16, 2024 at 4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern

Join an insightful exchange exploring the dynamic and often challenging relationship between humans and wildlife. This webinar features two women making strides in conservation: Yamat Lengai, who has grown from a Maasai girl fearing lions to a conservationist leading efforts to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in Tanzania, and Taylor Rabe, an advocate for Black women in conservation who is reshaping perceptions about wolves in the Greater Yellowstone.

Coexistence webinar

2024 Esri User Conference | Empowering Climate Action: Community Tech for African Conservation

July 17, 2024 at 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern
San Diego, California

Led by Yamat Lengai, this session will share how APW builds community-based networks in Tanzania that blend scientific data and traditional Indigenous knowledge to combat drought, invasive species, and human-wildlife conflict. See how conservationists can use digital platforms to respect the rights of Indigenous people in natural resource decision-making by empowering collective action.

Esri UC presentation graphic

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge

September 21, 2024
Tanzania and Worldwide

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge, empowered by Tusk, is the world’s largest celebration of solidarity, support, and fundraising for the ranger profession. More than 100 teams of rangers spanning the African continent compete every year in a series of challenges through June-September, culminating in a coordinated 21km race across their respective protected areas on September 21st.

Join us in cheering on our APW-supported Community Game Scouts, who finished in first and second place last year! You can also get involved anywhere in the world by participating in a virtual run. More details coming soon.

African People & Wildlife Conservation Safari

September 22 - October 2, 2024

Embark on an 11-day journey through northern Tanzania, where the drama of wildlife encounters unfolds against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures. Guided by APW Co-founder and CEO Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, this special expedition promises an unparalleled adventure in the epicenter of biodiversity and an opportunity to delve into the intricate web of human-wildlife coexistence.

Safari sundowner in Tanzania

Past Events

18th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA18)

May 6-9, 2024
Arusha, Tanzania

CBA18 brought together practitioners, grassroots representatives, local and national government planners, policymakers and donors working at all levels and scales to discuss how we can drive ambition for a climate-resilient future. We were proud to serve as a co-host for the Conference in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development.

Herders in Greater Lake Natron

Together, let us champion the empowerment of rural communities, unlocking the transformative potential of their natural resources and fostering a world that thrives in harmony with nature.

Neovitus Sianga, Community Conservation and Environment Director



APW was co-founded in 2005 by Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld and Charles Trout with a mission to create win-win solutions for people and wildlife in Tanzania.

Members of the African People and Wildlife team

Impact Summary

Our programs positively impact 76 communities in 6 critical conservation landscapes across northern Tanzania.

Two lions sitting in the grass

Where We Work

Tanzania is one of the world’s greatest centers of large mammal biodiversity.

Ranger walking toward a group of zebra