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
vs.
1.7 million km2
are protected areas
known collectively as “concessions”
8400+
Protected Areas in Africa
66%
Are key conservation areas
2/3
Is lying economically fallow and at risk
5
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.

Updates
In February 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. 
A recent scientific journal article has revealed worrying evidence on the true state of Africa’s conservation areas, and the level of crisis the continent currently faces.
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?
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It’s been 6 months since Conserve began working with the Community Resource Board, #DNPW and @frankfurt.zoological.society on the ground in Tondwa. The approach…to take time to deeply understand the landscape and create healthy community relationships. We are glad to share our work plans have been approved by all partners and all community scouts have renewed their contracts! #conserve #environment #community #zambia #africa #partnerships ...

World Ranger Day! Let’s celebrate the courageous men and women dedicating their lives to protecting wild places and biodiversity ...

World Ranger Day is today. Being a Ranger or Game Scout is complex. Often working in harsh conditions doing a job that can be controversial and exhausting. Without the rangers and scouts the world and in particular biodiversity would be facing an even greater environmental crisis. Conserve Global thanks the men and women dedicating their lives to this work. 📸 @shemimages #worldrangerday #conserve #environment #wildlife #natureprotection #ranger #africa ...

A sable in Tondwa. We are excited to document biodiversity over time in the projects we are supporting and explore how biodiversity credits can bring revenue to protected areas and communities.
Link in our bio to an IIED paper on biodiversity credits to learn more.
📸 @shemimages #conserve #biodiversity #africa #sable #wildlife #naturebasedsolutions #wildlifeeconomy #environmentaleconomics
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In Tondwa, rangers like Ishmail, (pictured here) set off on foot to patrol the game management area for 8 days before going back to HQ/their homes.
With rations, tents and equipment carried in backpacks during patrol, the teams set up camp in a new location each night. The steadfast dedication and commitment to being a Ranger is incredibly commendable and their continued presence plays an enormous role in the integrity of the landscape. 📸 @shemimages . #conserve #rangers #wildlife #landscape #protection #community #commitment
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Conserve is focused on landscape-scale conservation, meaning that the areas we are committed to supporting are often comprised of multiple concessions or community conservancies. Some of these areas may also have people living within them. We are committed to working with communities to find ways for culture and biodiversity to thrive. #conserve #culture #community #biodiversity #wildlife #naturebasedeconomies #environment #landscape #africa 📸 @shemimages ...

Tondwa is a Game Management Area in northwest Zambia and @conserveglobal ‘s first project. We are working very closely with the Community Resource Board, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Frankfurt Zoological Society to amplify the work being done to keep this incredible landscape intact and ultimately thriving, whilst exploring ways to enhance livelihoods through sound nature based economies.
#conserve #conservation #wild #nature #zambia #naturebasedeconomy #community #ecosystems #environment 📸 @shemimages @stevecunliffe1 @jiggyboyfilms
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Conserve is prepared to work across various landscapes in Africa beyond national parks. These include game reserves, game management areas, coutadas, community conservancies and more … with the ultimate goal of helping to protect and expand at-risk landscapes and ecosystems, in conjunction with finding tangible benefits for local communities. #conserve #conserveglobal #landscapes #naturebasedeconomy #climatechange #africa #community #wildlife 📸 @shemimages ...

The end of the rains coincides with the end of seasonal fishing season and the start of fire season in Tondwa.
The delicate dance between people and the protected area has been practiced for years, and when done properly is a remarkable lesson for anyone finding ways to live in sync with their natural surroundings . 📸 @shemimages #conserve #beyondnationalparks #wildlife #naturebasedeconomies #fire #community #zambia #tondwa #dnpwzambia
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Happy Earth Day 🌍
Finding long term ways for people & wildlife to benefit from our earth’s natural resources without destroying them is key to the ever present challenge of keeping our planet - and inevitably ourselves - healthy! #earthday #earthday2022 #ourplanet #conservation #conserve #coexist 📸 @beezieburden
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Head over to Conserve’s website to read our response to the @ipcc report on climate change and how our model aims to help mitigate against a pretty dire situation through helping to create healthy connections between nature and people.
The report states : “Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems is fundamental to climate resilient development….” 📸 @shemimages #climatechange #environment #wellbeing #mitigation #adaptation
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A new report on climate change by the IPCC outlines the consequences we can expect to face if we do not adapt and mitigate. @nature_org chief scientist @katharinehayhoe is quoted in a recent @natgeo article addressing the report. She says “Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. Those already living below the poverty line, the very young and very old, ethnic minorities and Indigenous peoples: these are the populations disproportionately affected by climate impacts. And in many cases, they’re the also the ones who have done the least to contribute to the problem. That’s why climate change id profoundly unfair.” 💥
While the world is faced with many challenges, we all have to do our part to help adapt and mitigate in the ways we can. Conserve is going to do everything it can to help rural communities in Africa living in proximity to vast landscapes that need to be protected as part of our vision of a world where thriving natural landscapes nurture thriving rural economies. #conserve #africa #conservation #community #naturebasedsolutions #wild #nature #climatechange 📸 @beezieburden
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Many hands make light work!
Conserve is looking to expand the team. Check the link in our bio to find out more about our new Fundraising and Development role! #hiring #conservationjobs #fundraising #environment #career #wildlife #community #africa 📸 @mana_meadows @nsumbu_tanganyika @frankfurt.zoological.society
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Conserve is looking to expand into several countries across Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three years, securing protected areas beyond national parks, creating and supporting community conservancies and ultimately providing environmental and financial solutions for the people and wildlife of these iconic landscapes. We need your help to do this! Reach out to us to find out more or head to our website! Link in bio #africa #conservation #wildlifeeconomy #naturebasedsolutions #30x30 #collaborations #humanwildlifecoexistence 📸 @shemimages ...

Until recently, concessions across Africa based outside national parks were largely used for safari hunting, but the decline of hunting has left many of these areas abandoned, unmanaged and economically fallow. Join us this #givingtuesday to turn these critical areas around and to ensure that long term solutions for people and wildlife are established…before it’s too late. Link in bio to donate! #conserve #conservation #wildlife #environment #community #naturebasedsolutions #wildlifeeconomy #empowerment #africa #givingtuesday ...

Weaving together innovative solutions that can be applied to multiple landscapes in Africa takes a considerable amount of time…because we want to get it right! We want to establish projects in the right places using strategies that challenge historical approaches to conservation and truly connect the protection of ecosystems to revenue generating solutions for communities.
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday- if you can donate that would be awesome, but if sharing this post or creating awareness is your giving “love language”…that is just as valuable! Thanks to all who have supported us on this journey. #conserve #naturebasedsolutions #environment #wilderness #community #ecosystemservices #environment 📸 @shemimages
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We want to shout “Happy thanksgiving and thank you” to all of the incredible supporters who have helped Conserve embark on a journey to protect at-risk landscapes beyond national parks. While Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday, we want to use this day to reflect on ways we can do better and to commit to making sure we protect landscapes across Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife. #GivingTuesday is around the corner! We hope you will join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to protect key conservation landscapes. Link in bio to donate! #conservation #journey #appreciation #philanthropy #thanksgiving #wildlife #nature #environment #community ...

As the world prepares for COP26, Conserve is hopeful that global economic solutions for the protection of wildlife and the enhancement of rural economies can be developed symbiotically. We are ready!
Head to our website (link in bio) to learn more about Conserve and we are aiming to achieve. #conserve #cop26 #conservation #naturebasedsolutions #nature #wild #community #wildlife #environment 📸 @shemimages
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