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.

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  • ABCG at IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille

  • The 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress set the nature conservation agenda for the next decade and beyond and had a strong focus on post-COVID recovery, the biodiversity and climate crises, and on the role and rights of indigenous peoples in conservation. ABCG organized a number of events on, land use planning, climate change, integrating freshwater conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Population, Health and Environment.
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  • Benefits of Population, Health and Environment Approaches for Conservation

  • The World Population Data Sheet 2021 reports that Africa’s population is rapidly growing. The report further reveals that Africa has the highest fertility rate at 4.3% and the highest projected population growth rate of any region worldwide. All of the world’s countries with fertility rates of over 5 children per woman are in Africa.
  • abcg | September 9, 2021
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  • Advocacy for Ecosystem and WASH Training

  • The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) will be holding a course on “Advocacy for Ecosystem and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)” which was launched on August 4, 2021 through a webinar. The course is set to start on September 13- 30, 2021, with 15 participants.
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  • Turning Concepts into Action: ABCG and IRC Hold Session on Advocacy in Africa at World Water Week 2021

  • At the recently concluded World Water Week 2021 that took place on August 23-27, 2021, ABCG and IRC held a session on Advocacy in Africa: Tools for integrating WASH-conservation in local agendas. Improvement of the health of freshwater ecosystems is one of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) key focus areas. ABCG has a culture of promoting successful biodiversity conservation with multisectoral approaches, and this session shows how strong partnerships…
  • abcg | August 31, 2021

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Our Annual Reports

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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Publication Date: February 5, 2014
Author: Members of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group
Overview The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) is a coalition of the major US-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with field-based activities in Africa including African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation…
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Publication Date: January 30, 2013
Author: Natalie Bailey & Kamweti Mutu /ABCG
Please cite as: ABCG (Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group). 2012. FY2012 Annual Report for the Biodiviersity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) Program, USAID/AFR. USAID/Africa Award # RLA-A-00-07-00043-00. Washington, DC: USAID-Bureau for…
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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.