Smiling Maasai woman in Tanzania

African Women in Conservation


African People & Wildlife launched the African Women in Conservation Initiative in 2021 because we know that one female leader has the power to change her community – and the world.

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 empowerment of women and girls is essential to our 2030 Vision and our commitment to deepening and intensifying our impact in Tanzania and beyond.

Investing in New Visions

Explore our interactive story map to read about some of the women and girls uplifted by our programs and learn how this initiative will invest in the vision, leadership, and talent of the next generation of female conservation champions.

Maasai mother and child in Tanzania

Join Us

African People & Wildlife is extremely grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies for providing seed funding for the African Women in Conservation Initiative.

We are growing a team of supporters who will unleash the potential of African women and girls to develop, practice, and disseminate conservation programming. Together, we will ignite lasting change by demonstrating the positive impact of female conservationists in their own communities and beyond.

Engaging women at a local meeting

Support Women in Conservation

African's female leaders need the power to change communities.