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Wild Champions

Get Involved

Wild Champions are among our most passionate supporters, advancing highly successful conservation programs and delivering lasting impact in some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes.

Wild Champions provide critical support to help us tackle the greatest conservation challenges.

Working at the forefront of holistic conservation, African People & Wildlife has an unrivaled expertise in community engagement and co-creating environmental solutions to address today's most pressing issues. We are uniquely positioned to serve as trusted collaborators, advisors, and natural resource managers, an accomplishment earned through our on-the-ground presence, 98% African staff, and measurable success for more than 15 years.

As the call for conservation solutions continues to grow, we need Wild Champions like you to make gifts of $1,000 or more to increase the scale of our community-driven programs in the world’s most biodiverse and wild places.

Become a Wild Champion

As a member of the Wild Champions program, your generous support protects resident lions, elephants, and other wildlife, launches women’s beekeeping businesses, preserves climate-saving landscapes that local people and animals rely on, and inspires the next generation. Your annual gift of $1,000+ makes a measurable difference across a richness of habitats and communities.

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Benefits of Your Membership

In addition to recognition as a Wild Champion in our Annual Report, you'll receive a welcome packet and yearly gratitude gift, invitations to US-based events and Tanzania-based virtual conversations, priority access to Conservation Safaris, exclusive updates from the CEO, and early access to the latest publications, reports, and impact stories. Learn more in our Wild Champions proposal for support.

If you have questions about the program or your annual support of APW as a Wild Champion, please contact

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I am a Wild Champion because I believe everyone has a responsibility to protect wildlife and wild lands. That is why I donate monthly to help build Living Walls to protect big cats.

Rebecca Papke, Wild Champion since 2019