African Wildlife Foundation
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has a unique approach to conservation in that they accomplish wildlife and land protection by empowering Africa’s people. This strategy incentivizes conservation of national resources by ensuring local communities benefit from wildlife and land protection. AWF supports projects in the areas of wildlife conservation, land and habitat protection, community empowerment, and economic development.
AWF is improving the lives of local people, helping their communities, and saving wildlife simultaneously. They work directly with communities to understand the obstacles they face and provide solutions specific to their needs. These solutions provide jobs, conservation training, educational opportunities, and, ultimately, the ability for people to better their own lives. Since their inception 50 years ago, the dynamic work to bring sustainable change in the areas of education and conservancy sets AWF apart from many in this field.