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.


ABCG creates innovative conservation solutions by fostering collaborative and adaptive learning opportunities that help practitioners improve, scale and replicate, while generating valuable user-driven knowledge disseminated globally.

Beginning in 1999, representatives from founding ABCG member organizations created an informal partnership to discuss the value of focused collaboration as a way to achieve greater conservation impact than the members could acting individually. 

ABCG is a voluntary coalition of seven international conservation non-governmental organizations with extensive field programs in Africa: African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy.

ABCG is led by a Secretariat and a Steering Committee who, together, provide vision, direction, leadership and management to the overall ABCG effort across thematic working groups. As an integral part, the ABCG Secretariat rotates locations among its members.

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