ABCG was commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) Program for Africa to consult with experts in the USA and in Africa on the future of biodiversity there in a 10-30 year time horizon and to identify issues and options for consideration by USAID. The process involved an expert consultation in Washington, DC with the conservation NGOs and U.S. government agency partners (May 2008); an expert consultation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with leading conservationists from throughout sub-Saharan Africa (September 2008). It also involved discussions at the IVth World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain (October 2008), the (US) National Council for Science and the Environment conference on biodiversity in Washington, DC (December 2008) and the Society for Conservation Biology-Africa conference in Accra, Ghana (January 2009).

This project was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of Cooperative Agreement No. RLA-A-00-07-00043-00 Under LAG-A-00-99-00048-00. The contents are the responsibility of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. This brochure was produced by IUCN/US on behalf of ABCG.