Securing and protecting vulnerable landscapes across Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife
Conserve Global aims to secure, protect and expand wild places across Africa by taking on direct responsibility for delivering effective conservation management in key concession areas outside of national parks.
Saving precious tracts of wilderness before it’s too late.

Until recently, concessions were largely used for safari hunting, but the decline of hunting has left many of these areas abandoned, unmanaged and economically fallow.

The hunting debate rages without awareness of the impending loss of many of Africa’s incredibly valuable concessions. Conserve Global is looking beyond the rhetoric to focus on the importance of securing healthy ecosystems as a foundational requirement for Africa’s future.

850,000 km2
are covered by national parks
1.7 million km2
are protected areas
known collectively as “concessions”
Protected Areas in Africa
Are key conservation areas
Is lying economically fallow and at risk
Years before its too late to intervene
Conserve aims to expand Africa’s conservation footprint and nature-based economy by supporting the establishment of community-initiated conservancies in the buffer zones adjacent to thriving concessions.
national parks
concession areas
community-initiated conservancies
People thrive
off thriving ecosystems.

The solution benefits both Africa’s people and her wilderness.

Habitat protection goes hand-in-hand with poverty alleviation in Africa. By setting up conservation landscapes as an economically competitive form of land use that directly benefits rural communities, we simultaneously secure protected areas and improve the well-being of the most vulnerable rural populations.

Expanding land under conservation.

18 African countries have signed the High Ambition Coalition’s vision of 30% protected areas by 2030. Humanity is compelled to re-engineer its relationship with nature and a massive opportunity exists to work with rural communities to establish new conservancies that simultaneously grow the protected area estate and unlock value for people through effective conservation management.

With state protected land already under pressure, the surest way to safeguard important landscapes and expand Africa’s conservation footprint is by working with communities as nature’s ultimate beneficiaries and custodians.

Solving people problems
with conservation outcomes.

Food and water security are very real issues for mil­lions of people on the continent, but habitat destruction is not the answer. It may deliver short-term gains but will ultimately condemn millions of people to long-term poverty and misery. It is an unassailable truth that long-term human well-being requires intact and functioning ecosystems that underpin food and water security and all other essential ecosystem services.

In an industry fraught with NGO’s that often fall into the trap of competing for funding and limelight, is a new conservation organisation really what the continent needs?
Close your eyes and imagine African wilderness. Do you see endless horizons in your mind’s eye? Perhaps sweeping wetlands and snaking rivers?
We must protect 50% of the world’s lands and seas, 30% of which needs to be done by 2030.
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