Elephant walks across the landscape in Tanzania


We drive meaningful, measurable, and lasting outcomes for people and wildlife — with unrivaled community engagement expertise. Our programs tackle Africa's most pressing conservation and development issues in Tanzania and beyond.

ACTIVE™ Community Engagement

ACTIVE™ Community Engagement offers practical methods and strategies for organizations to create and sustain meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with local people.

Alais Morindat consults with conservationists

African Women in Conservation

We are merging female empowerment and environmental programming to break down barriers that have held women and girls back from conservation opportunities.

Maasai mother and child in Tanzania

Living Walls

The death of a cow, goat, or sheep represents a serious loss for rural people, who may kill wild predators in retaliation. We designed Living Walls as a win-win solution for people and nature, working with community members to install environmentally-friendly corrals that keep livestock safe.

Aerial view of a Living Wall with livestock

Northern Tanzania Big Cats Conservation Initiative

The Northern Tanzania Big Cats Conservation Initiative is dedicated to the long-term protection of highly threatened African lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The initiative also works to maintain vital landscape connectivity for these big cats across our six programmatic areas.

Cheetahs in Northern Tanzania

Sustainable Rangelands

In northern Tanzania, 92 percent of available wildlife habitat consists of places where people and wildlife interact. The Sustainable Rangelands Initiative works to keep these critical areas open and flourishing for the long-term benefit of rural communities and wild animals in the face of drought and climate change.

Measuring rangelands plants with a ruler

Warriors for Wildlife

Warriors for Wildlife provide rapid response to human-wildlife conflict events across northern Tanzania. By collecting real-time data on livestock attacks, crop damage, large carnivore and elephant presence, and Living Walls, we can quickly determine hotspots and direct our staff to areas where tensions are highest.

Warriors for Wildlife defuse a potential human-wildlife conflict in Tanzania

Women's Beekeeping Initiative

Our Women’s Beekeeping Initiative empowers more than 1,900 women across 100+ groups to develop and grow their own environmentally friendly businesses. Members of our Women’s Beekeeping Initiative have hung nearly 2,000 beehives in locations that conserve critical wildlife habitats.

Woman holding a jar of Mama Asali honey with a yellow dress

Youth Environmental Education

Our youth environmental education programs directly impact rural schoolchildren through after-school wildlife clubs, national park field trips, environmental summer camps, and scholarship programs.

Youth studying with books and paper
Herd of wildebeest in Tanzania

Meet the People Leading Our Programs

More than 200 program officers, educators, scientists, and community members, 98% of whom are African, advance our efforts on the ground.