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

  • 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
  • ABCG 2020 Highlights

  • ABCG 2020 Highlights 22 December 2020 2020 has been a challenging year globally. At the same time, it has provided an opportunity to reflect and envision new possibilities for the future of conservation in Africa and beyond. We have been reminded of the great need to live in harmony with nature and to do our best to ensure that biodiversity is protected and preserved for the greater good of all.…
  • abcg | December 22, 2020

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For renewable energy projects, location is key to protect biodiversity – IUCN guidelines
February 24, 2021
By planning solar and wind renewable energy projects in areas with a lower conservation priority,…
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WWF Statement on The Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act
February 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021
A new analysis from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) identifies the United States Postal Service (USPS)…

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.