Empowered Communities . Science & Indigenous Knowledge . Policy & Practice
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.
As a widely recognized leader in community-based conservation, we champion [proven] conservation approaches based on community interests and capacity; sound ecological science; and local leadership.
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.
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