ACF’s mission is to support and link grassroots conservation initiatives in Africa by building their capacity, developing partnerships and promoting effective communication and co-ordination of conservation efforts. This requires the active involvement and empowerment of local communities whose members’ lives and livelihoods depend on the biodiversity they seek to sustainably conserve.
ACF’s vision is to create a collaborative network of self-sustaining grassroots conservation initiatives across sub-Saharan Africa. We envisage Africa as a continent with large wilderness areas, with core conservation zones and native, abundant wildlife.
Our work supports the following Sustainable Development Goals
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.