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.

Reason #70 to get involved

AWF protects nearly 40 % of Africa's elephants. Support our programs to stop elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.

Reason #71 to get involved

Critically endangered black rhino lost an estimated 97.6% of its population since 1960 with numbers bottoming out at 2,410 in 1995. When you support African Wildlife Foundation, you aid in the conservation and growth of endangered species like the rhino.

Reason #80 to get involved

In a 1900 census, the cheetah population was around 100,000. Today, less than 9,000 remain in Africa. With less prey and habitat—and pursued by hunters—the cheetah is at a high risk of extinction. With your help, AWF can continue providing incentives to locals to prevent hunting. 

AWF Hosts the First-Ever National African Lion Survey Training

Conservation organizations across Kenya have convened for a week-long National Lion Survey Training at the African Wildlife Foundation headquarters. This first-of-a-kind training held from February 8-11, 2020 has attracted several participants from different regions of Kenya. The participating organizations include the Kenya Wildlife Service, Wildlife Works, Tsavo Trust, Ewaso Lions, Born Free, University of Nairobi, Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya Wildlife Trust, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Being the first-ever national lion census being conducted in Africa, it breaks ground for African leadership in conservation.

Lion-proof enclosures, beehive barriers, and chilies stem human-wildlife conflict

Bomas are traditional wooden or thorn-bush/wire mesh enclosures designed to keep cattle in and predators out. With help from African Wildlife Foundation, Tanzanian Maasai pastoralists living around Manyara Ranch have benefited from an upgrade: mobile, predator-proof, metal bomas.

Herders move with these enclosures and their cattle periodically, following water and grass growth. In this way they can help restore degraded habitat — rotating the livestock strategically, the herders help overgrazed areas to regenerate healthy grasses.


In Kenya, conservation is a cornerstone of the economy.

Kenya is a country of diverse, rich habitat. The humid broadleaf forests along the coast of the Indian Ocean give way to lush grasslands and savannas. The Kenya Lake System of the geologically dramatic Great Rift Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, Mount Kenya — the nation’s namesake — is the second-tallest mountain on the continent.