Africa and Madagascar Conservation Projects
Goulougo Triangle Ape Project – Chimp SAFE
Goulougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) is a project supported through the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. This project is founded with the aim of preserving wildlife in the Congo Basin, which studies the apes, their ecosystem, and the forces that threaten their survival.
Okapi Conservation Project (OCP)
The Okapi Conservation Project supports and works with the Institute in Congo for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) to ensure the availability of resources for rapid response to threats to the integrity of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. The OCP and ICCN provide protection to the okapi and many other species in the rainforest.
Grevy’s Zebra Trust
The Grevy’s Zebra Trust aims to conserve and grow the population in Kenya. Right now, only an estimated 3,000 remain in the wild. The organization monitors the Grevy’s zebra through citizen science to discover and create solutions threating these species.
Wild Nature Institute (WNI)
Wild Nature Institute focuses their work on giraffe research, discovering where Masai giraffes are doing well, where they are not, and why. The project collects information about these giraffes without ever touching or interfering with the giraffes in any way. Their research supports communities working to protect areas important to the Masai giraffe conservation.
Conservancy-Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainability (CLAWS)
CLAWS focuses on high-priority species, such as lions and their known conflict areas. To protect these animals, they work to develop economic, social and ecological approaches for human-wildlife coexistence.
Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB)
Botswana is the home of the world’s largest population of cheetahs, an estimated 1,700 individuals. The CCB has been working alongside the Botswana government since 2003 and aims to preserve the cheetah population through scientific research, farming, education, and community engagement.
Mabula Ground Hornbill Project
Ground hornbills have just 400 breeding groups left in South Africa. The Mabula Ground Hornbill Project’s mission is to slow, then reverse the decline of the Southern ground hornbill. The group is preparing to dive into a busy and productive season of nest building, installation, monitoring, reintroductions, research and so much more!
Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group (MFG)
For over 30 years the MFG has responded to urgent conservation issues and help develop long-term strategies to conserve the region’s biodiversity and the beloved lemurs. This is done through research, environmental education, and sustainable farming practices that directly involves the communities in Madagascar.