Culture & Community
Biodiversity in Kenya and eastern Africa is under threat from unsustainable land-use practices, weakened community land governance, and growing pressures on natural resources. The African Conservation Centre (ACC) is on a mission to change that. For over 25 years, we've served as a Kenyan Hub, advancing collaborative conservation practices that sustain biodiversity, culture, and community.
As a widely recognized leader in community-based conservation, we champion proven approaches based on community interests and capacity, local leadership, and sound ecological science. Our work is focused in these areas:
We support community conservation that empowers and benefits local communities, building local capacity and creating grassroots models of effective, locally-led conservation.
We contribute to the conservation and management of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources through exemplary applied research and use of science to inform policy and conservation practice, support evidence-based decision-making and increase awareness amongst stakeholders.
We influence policy and practice to promote inter-sectoral coordination, sustainable natural resource management, effective implementation and sound governance, including community empowerment and benefits from wildlife and other natural resources.
Our expertise lies in creating new platforms and initiatives that bring different stakeholders—including civil society, researchers, government policy-makers, and local communities—together around common aims. We are proud to collaborate with extraordinary funding and implementing partners— past and current, sampled below.
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