Our overall mission is to change the approach of the management and utilization of natural resources to one in which the needs of human development in the region are reconciled with biodiversity conservation.
ACF envisions Africa as a continent with large wilderness areas, with core conservation zones and native and abundant wildlife. Our success depends on the active involvement of communities whose lives and livelihoods are linked to the natural ecosystems we seek to sustainably protect.
ACF’s goal is to support and link African conservation initiatives, groups and NGOs, with the aim of strengthening their capacity, building partnerships and promoting effective communication and co-ordination of conservation efforts. We build local capacity for long term sustainability of projects. We train young African conservationists and provide technical assistance to particularly grassroots organisations in Africa.
Our work is organised around 6 specific objectives
“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
ACF is member of a number of international partnerships and alliances for biodiversity conservation.