Our Approach

Our Mission

To conserve biodiversity in East Africa and beyond through the collaborative application of scientific and indigenous knowledge, improved livelihoods and good governance through the development of local institutions.

Our Vision

Conserving the diversity of life for the well being of all people and the environment.

Guiding Values

Ensure Equity

Communities get their rightful share of conservation benefits.


Build skills, enhance knowledge and enable people to create and manage their own institutions.


Identify issues and develop creative solutions to address conservation challenges.


Blend knowledge and partner with others to create an information and best practices hub.


Appreciate cultural pluralism while respecting local peoples’ ability to use and manage their own resources to improve their livelihoods.