Rangeland Science
Monitoring vegetation is an integral part of the Sustainable Rangelands program.
Erika Piñeros/African People & Wildlife
Maasai man monitoring rangelands with a tape measurer

Natural Resource Stewardship

Africa's wealth of natural resources sustains people, wildlife, economies, and our planet's health. We partner with communities to ensure that precious pastures and water sources endure.

Climate change and the growing demand for land and water put intense pressure on Africa's ecosystems. By engaging rural Africans in conservation, we improve livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate resilience.

How We Promote Resource Stewardship

Advance Nature-Based Solutions

We work hand in hand with communities to co-create and co-implement programs that combine traditional knowledge with modern technology and link human well-being with conservation health.

Rangeland monitoring with a ruler and measuring tape on bare ground

Protect and Restore Vital Water Sources

Together with communities and other partners, we co-implement projects that conserve local watersheds, monitor water quality, measure rainfall, and improve stream health.

Assessing a watershed in northern Tanzania

Increase Youth Leadership and Involvement as Future Environmental Stewards

Through a strong foundation of youth engagement in our programs, we connect young people with the conservation skills, resources, and educational opportunities they need to create brighter futures for nature and themselves.

Group of Tanzania students learning about the environment

Since joining the Sustainable Rangelands Initiative and monitoring our community pastures monthly, the grass has grown higher than in previous years.

Cosmas Lakanet, Community Rangeland Monitor

Explore our priorities to learn how we achieve win-win solutions for people and nature