Identifying and prioritizing emerging and high-priority conservation issues in Africa. Fostering and strengthening collaboration among conservation and development actors to jointly tackle biodiversity issues. Enhancing technical and information exchange.

Our Latest News

  • World Wildlife Day 2021: Promoting Forest and Forest Management Models and Practices

  • Happy #WorldWildlifeDay. The 2021, World Wildlife Day theme is, Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet, that highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forested and forest-adjacent areas.
  • abcg | March 3, 2021
  • Empowering Communities in Tanzania to Adapt to Climate Change through Locally Led Interventions

  • Climate change impacts continues to loom as a major threat and uncertainty that has and will continue to add to the challenge of ensuring healthy and resilient systems across the globe. Six years ago, in 2015, ABCG’s Global Change Impact working group began the process of understanding how communities are impacted by, and responding to climate change. The study was carried out in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and revealed…
  • Evelyn Namvua and Chris Zganjar | March 1, 2021
  • UNEP Launches a New Scientific Blueprint to Tackle the Climate, Biodiversity and Pollution Emergencies

  • On Thursday February 18, 2021 UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen officially launched a new report, Making Peace with Nature by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report was released ahead of the fifth UN Environment Assembly in an online press briefing. In its official communication of the report, UNEP noted that, “this new report is a scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution…
  • abcg | February 19, 2021
  • 2020 Achievements, Lessons and Plans for 2021: ABCG Freshwater Conservation and WASH Task Lead Shares

  • 2020 Achievements, Lessons and Plans for 2021: ABCG Freshwater Conservation and WASH Task Lead Shares 18 January 2021 In December 2020, the ABCG FW-WASH task lead, Colleen Sorto, who is also the director of development partnerships at Conservation International, shared a special year-end message reflecting on the year that was coming to an end, and the inspiring work that the task group is looking forward to in 2021. In the…
  • abcg | January 18, 2021

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Our Annual Reports

Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…
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Publication Date: June 27, 2019
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…
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Publication Date: July 26, 2018
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…
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Current Issues

Historically the conservation field has primarily functioned by combatting conservation issues as they arise, thus being a reactive discipline. However,…
Climate change has direct impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity but may also indirectly impact nature through human adaptation responses. A…
There are strong linkages between biodiversity conservation and human health, the health of domestic animals, wildlife health, and ecosystem health.…
Across Africa, women play critical land and natural resource management roles. However, these roles are typically unrecognized or undervalued. Minorities…
Building on previous work done under the Land Rights Tenure Rights thematic area, the Community Based Forestry Management (CBFM) approach…
ABCG is reducing watershed degradation and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems through linking freshwater conservation and water, sanitation, and…

Our Mission

ABCG’s overarching mission is to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa. We aspire to produce applicable knowledge and put it into practice.  

Our Approach

By accessing the wide-ranging expertise of our members and their extensive networks throughout sub-Saharan Africa, ABCG is in a unique position to address critical conservation issues by developing, testing, and promoting innovative conservation approaches.