Protected area authorities battle threats on multiple fronts.
National conservation agencies safeguard ecological wealth in some of the world’s largest, most remote, and politically unstable regions — where rangers and their staff risk their lives every day to protect Africa’s parks and wildlife. Many of these protected areas are vast landscapes that stretch across country boundaries and are home to various wildlife species, threatened by poaching and human-wildlife conflict. Advancing large-scale infrastructure, commercial agriculture, and logging, as well as extractive industries, are encroaching on Africa’s protected areas and buffer zones, putting these important conservation areas at risk.
Supporting Africa’s protected area authorities.
African Wildlife Foundation works in partnership with protected areas across Africa to build their capacity, develop sustainable infrastructure, and streamline — as well as improve — revenue generation.