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African Conservation

Supporting African Conservation

Conservation encompasses an array of activities in order to rejuvenate and preserve the landscape, in addition to caring for critically endangered plant species and wildlife. ACCF Projects in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe contain crucial habitats for their respective ecosystems. Conservation management encompasses an array of activities, from treating wounded wildlife to managing fires and removing invasive alien plants. ACCF, in its role as a non-profit conservation charity, raises funds for these African wildlife conservation projects.

African Conservation Programs

Akarabo Nursery & Garden in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
Since 2017, the Rwanda Project - Volcanoes National Park has collaborated with neighboring communities to restore the former pasture around Volcanoes National Park to create a critical buffer zone between agricultural lands and the Park.

Alien Plant Management in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
Alien plant species are harmful to indigenous ecosystems, both plants and animals. Comprehensive invasive alien plant management programs are in place in the concessions and in selected neighboring villages to target and eradicate exotic species and prevent reseeding.

Ansellia Africana (the Leopard Orchid) in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
The genus Ansellia was described by John Lindley and named in honor of the English assistant botanist, John Ansell, who discovered a specimen of Ansellia Africana in 1841 on a trip to the former Fernando Po Island off the coast of West Africa.

Biodiversity Monitoring in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
Camera traps Installed in agreement with Volcanoes National Park, these monitor wildlife entering the property and determine how and when they make use of the additional wildlife refugia area.

Cultural Heritage in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Zimbabwe is home to 15,000 rock art and engraving sites, of which many are unique to the country with few examples found in the rest of Southern Africa. Although carbon dating has not been performed on the rock art found on the Malilangwe Reserve it is known that sandstone rock art has a lifespan of approximately 6,000 years.

Fire Management Program in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
Fire is an important part of the Serengeti ecosystem. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon that improves nutrient cycling in the soil, leading to more nutritious forage for wildlife. In the Grumeti concessions, fire is used as a tool to manage the health of the ecosystem.

Game Reserve Elephant Collaring Project in Mozambique

Karingani
Karingani
Satellite tracking collars allow for critical information on elephant movement, migration, and habitat use to be collected. This enables researchers and reserve management to gain knowledge into how elephants utilize the landscape and provide insight into how they can better preserve the ecosystem around its largest inhabitants’ use.

Malilangwe Research

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
The Conservation team is responsible for restoring and preserving the historic biodiversity of the Reserve. Malilangwe approaches conservation through science-based management, leading to one of the world’s most successful reintroductions of the critically endangered black rhinoceros.

Rhino Conservation in Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Trust
The Malilangwe Trust
Rhino conservation is at the helm of Malilangwe’s journey to re-establishing the natural state of the Reserve. The Malilangwe Trust is responsible for one of the world’s most successful, critically endangered black rhino programs (re-introduction population growing by 532% in 21 years for black rhino and 729% for white rhino)

The Orchid Project in Rwanda

Rwanda Project
Rwanda Project
With the establishment of a comprehensive collection of indigenous orchids from the region, this unique initiative – a collaboration with Michael Tibbs (an internationally renowned orchid specialist), the Rwandan Development Board, Volcanoes National Park, and the University of Kigali’s Musanze Campus – is set to leave a lasting legacy.

The Wild Dog Range Expansion Project in Mozambique

Karingani
Karingani
African wild dogs have disappeared from much of their former range, threatened by shrinking habitat, persecution, disease, and human activity. While these premier hunters used to roam much of the African continent in numbers of 500,000 or more, the species has suffered a decline in most regions, with shrinking numbers now mostly confined to Southern Africa.

Wildlife Reintroduction Program in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
The Grumeti Fund is committed to developing programs that support the translocation and reintroduction of a number of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species – both to Grumeti and to the wider Serengeti ecosystem.

Wildlife Wellbeing Program in Tanzania

Grumeti Fund
Grumeti Fund
Poaching in the Serengeti region is predominantly made up of hunting for bushmeat. The hunting tactics adopted by poachers focus specifically on snares set up throughout the reserve in the hopes of capturing passing wildlife. While the anti-poaching scouts work tirelessly to patrol for snares and remove them safely, animals that come into contact with these snares incur detrimental injuries.
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