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

  • Launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress

  • The Minister of Environment for Rwanda Dr Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya and the Africa Protected Areas Congress Secretariat, on Tuesday 20 April 2021, launched the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) in Kigali Rwanda. The APAC initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, will enhance the status of conservation in Africa by engaging governments, the private sector, civil society, indigenous peoples and local communities, and academia to shape Africa’s agenda for…
  • abcg | April 21, 2021
  • Water Means Building Resilience among Vulnerable Populations through Integrated Programming: World Water Day 2021

  • We join the rest of the world in marking World Water Day celebrated on March 22, 2021 by promoting integrated freshwater conservation and WASH (FW-WASH). This year’s theme on valuing water, raises awareness of the vital importance of water to safeguard human security and maintain the health of the planet's ecosystems. ABCG is reducing watershed degradation and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems through linking freshwater conservation and water, sanitation,…
  • abcg | March 22, 2021
  • 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

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Latest News from our Partners

Conservation International Statement on the 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
May 6, 2021
Brussels, Belgium (May 6, 2021) – Conservation International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Europe Herbert Lust today…
A new Lifeline for the World’s Mangrove Forests?
May 6, 2021
Cispatá, Colombia mangrove becomes first to enter carbon market at full valueCispatá, Colombia (May 6,…
New Global Collaboration to Tackle Impacts of Wastewater Pollution on the World’s Coral Reefs
May 6, 2021
A new multi-sector collaboration involving 22 organizations is being launched to address a pervasive global…
Hoofed Migration: New Science Study Chronicles World’s Great Overland Mammal Migrations
May 6, 2021
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) along with an international team of more than 90 scientists…

Our Annual Reports

Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Author: ABCG members
This report is an extension to the most recent ABCG Annual Technical (Program) Report to USAID, Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development, entitled: AFRICA BIODIVERSITY COLLABORATIVE GROUP FY2014 ANNUAL…
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Publication Date: June 15, 2015
Author: The Nature Conservancy; the Jane Goodall Insititute
A summary report of activities and output for fiscal year 2014 and 2015 extension period for TNC and JGI.
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Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Author: ABCG Consortium
With funding from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program, ABCG has made excellent progress towards our mission of tackling complex and changing…
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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.