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.

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  • To Realized Positive and Lasting Global Health Outcomes, Stakeholder Engagement in Key

  • One key lesson that ABCG learned at the onset of the Population Health and Environment project was that a difference of perception between actors involved in the activities caused differential levels of engagement. Therefore, one of the most important activity of the project is the mobilization of different stakeholder groups around the project. These mobilization events ensure sufficient and clear understanding of the project’s goals, specific project objectives and expected…
  • abcg | May 13, 2021
  • Launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress

  • The Minister of Environment for Rwanda Dr Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya and the Africa Protected Areas Congress Secretariat, on Tuesday 20 April 2021, launched the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) in Kigali Rwanda. The APAC initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, will enhance the status of conservation in Africa by engaging governments, the private sector, civil society, indigenous peoples and local communities, and academia to shape Africa’s agenda for…
  • abcg | April 21, 2021

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Latest News from our Partners

WWF Launches “Forests Forward,” a Global Program to Help Companies Deliver Lasting Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate and People
June 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, JUNE 10, 2021 – Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched “Forests Forward,” a new…
New Study Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
June 9, 2021
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has updated the global population…
North American Porcupine Baby Debuts at Prospect Park Zoo
June 9, 2021
Media Photos: https://bit.ly/2SX2IeH (Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS) HD Media B-Roll: https://bit.ly/2SS3iL1 (Credit: ©…
Seascapes Study: A Blueprint for Building Blue Economies
June 8, 2021
New study draws on 15 years of lessons learned across five successful seascapes; scaling ocean conservation…

Our Annual Reports

ABCG Annual Report 2020

Publication Date: May 10, 2021
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the activities implemented in the annual period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
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Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…
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Publication Date: June 27, 2019
Author: ABCG
This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. ABCG is a consortium of seven international conservation non-governmental…
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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.