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.
African Women in Conservation
This three-year program merges female empowerment and environmental programming to break down barriers that have held women and girls back from conservation opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
Warriors for Wildlife
Our Warriors for Wildlife team provides rapid response to human-wildlife conflict events across fifty communities in northern Tanzania. By collecting real-time data on livestock attacks, large carnivore presence, and Living Walls, we can quickly determine hotspots and direct field staff to areas where tensions are highest.
Women's Beekeeping Initiative
Our Women’s Beekeeping Initiative empowers more than 1,800 women across one hundred groups to develop and grow their own environmentally friendly businesses. Members of our Women’s Beekeeping Initiative have hung more than 1,360 beehives in locations that conserve critical wildlife habitats.
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.
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.