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

  • 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
  • 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

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Latest News from our Partners

WCS’s Dr. Eric W. Sanderson Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Field of Geography & Environmental Studies
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April 15, 2021
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Mercado Libre and Wildlife Conservation Society form a partnership to protect wildlife in Latin America
April 15, 2021
Mercado Libre and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a non-profit organization whose main objective is wildlife…
Forest Elephants are Now Critically Endangered – Here’s How to Count Them (English and French)
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A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with…

Our Annual Reports

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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Publication Date: December 30, 2011
Author: ABCG, Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group
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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.