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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.

Naples Zoo Conservation Lecture

April 18, 2024
Naples, FL
6:00pm EST

Join us at the Naples Zoo as Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld participates in the Conservation Lecture Series. Through its Conservation Programs, the Zoo is long-time champion of APW and currently supports programs to promote human-wildlife coexistence, sustainable livelihoods, and women in conservation. Come hear about the latest work happening in Tanzania and how the Zoo is making a difference for your favorite species! More details coming soon.

Cheetah in the grass

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

May 6-9, 2024
Arusha, Tanzania

CBA18 brings 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 are proud to serve as a co-host for the Conference in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development. Registration opens in mid-February.

Herders in Greater Lake Natron

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

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 77 communities in 6 critical conservation landscapes across northern Tanzania.

Two lions sitting in the grass

Where We Work

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

Ranger walking toward a group of zebra