The African Wildlife Foundation’s corporate and business partners take a leadership role in advancing our key programs: saving lions, elephants, great apes, and other imperiled species; protecting critical wildlife habitat; building conservation capacity for community partners; and developing ‘wildlife compatible’ business ventures that benefit people in Africa.
AWF’s six-year partnership with Starbucks and 5,000 farmers under the Kenya Heartland Coffee Project delivered a bold blend of results for people and wildlife. This project boosted coffee production through farmer training on conservation friendly growing practices. It also established a quality lab which helped growers to monitor and refine their coffee. True to AWF’s mission and Starbucks’ commitment to social responsibility, this project aimed to foster an environmentally and economically vibrant landscape.
“With the local knowledge and expertise of AWF and Starbucks’ expertise in coffee quality, agronomy and socially responsible purchasing practices, we hope to positively impact the quantity and quality of coffee produced by selected cooperatives. We are pleased to enrich the livelihoods of coffee farmers in East Africa and throughout the world.”
AWF teamed up with Disneynature to highlight the plight of Africa’s big cats, which has intensified in recent decades due to shrinking habitat and mounting conflict with humans. They generously agreed to donate a portion of sales from their film African Cats to support an AWF land lease conservation program that protects big cat habitat in Kenya. The “See African Cats, Save the Savanna” initiative was a roaring success. The proceeds allowed AWF to ultimately conserve 65,000 acres of savanna ecosystem for lions, cheetahs, and other wildlife.
“We have been so impressed with AWF’s attention to the overall communications to your constituents around this project, as well as the incredible dedication and expertise of your staff in the field. In fact we couldn’t be happier to be working with a longtime partner like the African Wildlife Foundation.”
– The Walt Disney Co.
The name of this company comes with a promise to consumers—that their product is helping to safeguard the iconic wildlife pictured on each chocolate bar. Through their partnership with AWF, Endangered Species Chocolate is helping to protect lions, elephants, and zebras through their 10% Giveback program and a symbolic animal adoption package. Endangered Species Chocolate is now supporting the launch of a new AWF initiative aimed at expanding the protection of habitat for great apes throughout Africa, including a remote area of the Congo forest that is home to a special population of chimpanzee.
“The work of AWF meshes so well with our mission of supporting species, habitat, and humanity. Ten percent of net profits generated from Endangered Species Chocolate sales will be donated to aid AWF’s species research, land protection, and local empowerment programs. Talk about indulging in a cause!”
– Endangered Species Chocolate
This Swiss manufacturer of high-end watches created a limited-edition African Wildlife Foundation branded “Big Bang Out of Africa” timepiece. Supermodel Veronica Varekova was both the face of Hublot for this unique creation and an AWF Goodwill Ambassador. The three-year Hublot partnership linked sales of the unique timepiece with support for AWF’s efforts to save Africa’s wildlife and wild lands. The program launch featured a special event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where celebrities and conservationists gathered to celebrate this timely partnership.
Africa Geographic produces high-quality magazines, books, calendars, and safari-related gear, and offers superb travel opportunities to visit Africa’s special places. Their magazines are read by more than 160,000 readers in more than 70 countries and have garnered more than 20 awards for publishing excellence, including “South Africa’s best magazine.” The African Wildlife Foundation and Africa Geographic have teamed up to produce a special quarterly issue featuring stories and news from AWF's Heartlands.
Founded in France in 1964, JCDecaux is the second-largest advertising company in the world. JCDecaux has generously donated billboard space in major U.S. airports, in which African Wildlife Foundation has prominently featured posters on display.
African Wildlife Foundation receives a royalty of 10% for online sales from The Sweni Collection.
AWF receives a royalty of 50% for each AWF elephant charm sold, and $1 from the sale of each kid’s line elephant charm.
The African Wildlife Foundation works to protect large landscapes in a way that benefits wildlife and people alike. The following are AWF program areas that corporate partners and their customers can help support:
Protect Africa's Wild Lands
Africa’s wild animals need room to roam. For that reason, AWF is working to protect critical habitat, wildlife movement corridors and essential water resources.
Save Africa's Wildlife
Much of Africa’s wildlife is endangered. Without action to stop poachers and address other threats, species like rhinos, elephants, and great apes could disappear from the wild.
Create Conservation Enterprises
AWF and partners are developing sustainable business enterprises that improve the livelihoods of local people, and minimize pressures on wildlife and key habitat.
Build Conservation Capacity
AWF invests in education, training and other core support so that Africa’s people can take the lead in protecting their natural resources and wildlife heritage.
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