Linking people and conservation

Help save African endangered wildlife. We build local capacity for conservation. Learn more about our projects, make a donation or gain hands on experience with conservation.

Transmission of COVID-19

South Africa wants to promote wildlife trade and consumption amid corona virus outbreak

Risk of transmission of diseases from humans to apes

How is the novel Coronavirus connected to wildlife?

What do the coronavirus and the extinction of endangered species have in common?

With the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), global attention has been drawn to the significant health risks posed by eating wild animals.

Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

How many are left in the wild?



Black Rhino

Cross River Gorillas

“I am greatly encouraged by the work of the African Conservation Foundation for they are motivated by the idea that nature and our environment are an essential gift that we need to protect for future generations. After all, what would life be without a clean, healthy and sustainable environment?”

His Holiness The Dalai Lama


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UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Gorilla Campaign

The Cross River Gorilla, with fewer than 300 individuals left in the wild, is the most vulnerable of the gorilla subspecies. It is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered.