Ludovika Malemba knows the rugged hills and dusty tracks of LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary like the back of her hand. She has patrolled many kilometers as a wildlife scout of the group conservancy since its establishment in 2001.
African Wildlife Foundation is, building new sustainable opportunities for communities, and saving wildlife and natural ecosystems simultaneously.
For conservation to be effective and sustainable, it must be Africa-led.
Poaching and wildlife trafficking decimated Africa's wildlife species by millions.
More elephants and rhinos are dying from poaching than from natural causes or conflict with humans.
International trade in illicit wildlife products, like ivory and rhino horn, is turning Africa's iconic species into commodities.
Just as the land across Africa is vast and varied, so are the ecological and economic challenges. While some nations contend with political tensions, others must ease the struggle for resources between people and wildlife.