Community & Culture
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 an East African hub that advances collaborative conservation to 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.
We contribute to the conservation and management of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources through science and indigenous knowledge to inform policy and conservation practice, support evidence-based decision-making and increase awareness amongst stakeholders.
We support community conservation that empowers and benefits local communities, building local capacity and creating grassroots models of effective, locally-led conservation.
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.
We've played a key role in establishing several impactful grassroots organizations and resource centres in Kenya, as well as the Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), now known as Ecotourism Kenya. We've also been involved in creating land-use plans and management bodies for some of Kenya's first conservancies in Kenya.
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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 partners—past and current, sampled below.
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