Established in 2014 as a U.S. 501 (c) (3) public charity, African Conservation Centre US (ACC-US) exists to provide support for the African Conservation Centre (ACC) in Kenya and other community-based wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa.
Founded by Dr. David Western and a committed group of board members, ACC-US raises, administers, and grants funds and resources for ACC and other charitable organizations and programs that link science, conservation, and people to sustain biodiversity. We do this by partnering with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and other nonprofit organizations.
ACC-US board members and staff are dedicated to supporting ACC and their programs because, for more than 20 years, ACC has pioneered community-based conservation programs that work. As an African hub for cutting-edge conservation practices, ACC brings together the people and resources needed to design and implement sustainable solutions to conservation issues.
The Africa Network for Animal Welfare – USA began in 2005 with a chance meeting between Josphat Ngonyo and David Gies. They were at a conference for companion animals in Anaheim, California. Josphat, or Jos as his friends call him, was part of an international panel sponsored by Animal People. He presented his work and passion for animal welfare. Jos told the story of the Youth for Conservation Corp “going into the bush to remove wire snares” used to trap animals that were sold into the bushmeat trade. This activity is illegal in Kenya. It is poaching. Regrettably the practice of capturing animals in this way is common. It is reported that 40% of food protein in Kenya comes from bushmeat.
Beginning from Mali, Agile International will develop its self-sustaining model of advancing food security from which other social benefits will arise. This model will be exported to the rest of the region to bring a peaceful harvest of non-confrontational changes that will bring hope to the lives of women and children while creating growth in an economically stunted area.
We envision a world where the nations of West Africa have re-established and enhanced their legacy of cultural prominence, where the quality and pervasiveness of child education is on par with the rest of the developed world, where the economy is strong and vibrant and the people have regained harmony with the land by adopting sustainable agricultural techniques.
Through both, the AZA and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Denver Zoo is working with other zoos and aquariums to promote awareness about threats to biodiversity worldwide through onsite education.
Denver Zoo is a leader in connecting people to the awe and importance of wild animals while providing unparalleled care, educational experiences, and local and global conservation efforts that help save wild places and wildlife. Our more than 350 employees and 600 volunteers passionately support our mission everyday: Secure a Better World for Animals Through Human Understanding. We invite you to join us for a memorable day with your family exploring our more than 84 beautifully landscaped acres on the north end of Denver’s City Park. Or, if you share our passion and vision, please become a member or donor so our animals and staff can continue their work on behalf of wild animals and wild places around the world.
Eleos Project was founded in 2004 by Colorado businessman Mark Purington. In 1999, Mark traveled to Africa and to the countries of South Sudan and Kenya with a team from the church he and his family attended in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. It was the experience of this trip that inspired what is now Eleos Project. After several subsequent trips to Africa in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006, it became very clear that a foundation be established for future long-term work on the African continent.
The Elephant Population Management Program is an international collaboration of wildlife specialists, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, industry partners, game reserve/national park managers who are working together to alleviate elephant overpopulation in southern Africa without the use of culling. Our goal is to work together to establish a population management tool for use in parks and reserves in southern Africa. We have proven our surgical vasectomy technique is effective, humane and efficient making it a viable option for many parks and reserves. Through education we hope to transfer this knowledge from our US based team to a South African based team in order to make this more readily available to parks and reserves and make this a sustainable population management tool.
Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change.
Global Greengrants Fund is different from other international organizations in that we don’t try to dictate an agenda from afar. Instead, we trust local people to advance solutions and strategies that will best fit their needs, providing them the resources to make their ideas a reality.
In the Mara Region of rural Tanzania where 99 percent of the water is contaminated, Maji Safi Group has saved lives and helped more than 365,000 people learn safe water, sanitation, and hygiene practices. MSG uses creative education, primarily female community health educators and art, song, and dance to inspire people to bring these life-saving practices into their daily routines. We imagine a world where children are able to reach their full academic potential because they grow up in healthy families that know how to prevent diseases.
After eight years of successfully running the conference in Estes Park, Colorado and much demand from practitioners around the globe, the decision was made to bring Pathways to Africa. In January of 2016, the first Pathways Africa: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training was held at The Safari Club in Nanyuki, Kenya. Due to the success of that first conference and training, Pathways was hosted again in partnership with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Windhoek, Namibia, in January 2018. The 2020 conference and training, hosted with Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, will mark the third iteration of Pathways Africa. We will return to Kenya with a new focus on providing innovative, relevant training for African women conservationists in order to strengthen the next generation of conservation leadership and catalyze our existing leaders to achieve greater impacts for African conservation.
In 1960s Apartheid South Africa, when white and black men were prohibited by law from being friends, Ian Player and Magqubu nTomebela headed into the wilderness on a small scouting expedition to help establish a protected area for the Southern White Rhino. This was the birth of the WILD Foundation.
WILD has assembled leaders from all sectors of society and from all over the world to come together for the twin purposes of forging strong policy communities with shared goals and objectives for the protection of nature, and building respect for Earth’s wilderness.
Putting respect for nature at the center of the leadership community and stewarding coordinated action for her protection is what we do best.