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Who We Are

The African Conservation Foundation works to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife and their habitats, by tackling the root causes of biodiversity loss. Founded in 1999, ACF is the first organisation focusing on partnering with and building the capacity of grassroots conservation efforts in the region.


ACF's goal is to support and link African conservation initiatives, groups and NGOs, with the aim of strengthening their capacity, building partnerships and promoting effective communication and co-ordination of conservation efforts. Our success depends on the active involvement of communities whose lives and livelihoods are linked to the natural ecosystems we seek to sustainably protect.

Our work is organised around 5 specific objectives:

  • 01Linking conservation initiatives across the continent, and strengthening the networking capacities of research and conservation groups and NGOs.
  • 02Providing training, support and technical assistance for conservation groups and NGOs, particularly grassroots, in Africa.
  • 03Offering capacity support for sustainable community projects linked with conservation.
  • 04Serving as an educational resource centre for the general public, both within and outside of Africa.
  • 05Conducting on-the-ground conservation projects.

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Our Mission

Our overall mission is to change the approach of the management and utilization of natural resources to one in which the needs of human development in the region are reconciled with biodiversity conservation.
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Our Approach

We build local capacity for long term sustainability of projects. We train young African conservationists and provide technical assistance for conservation groups and NGOs, particularly grassroots, in Africa.

How we spend your donation

The African Conservation Foundation is a registered NGO in Africa. ACF is also a UK Registered Charity (No. 1120705)

  • We do not maintain offices outside of Africa. No expensive offices, staff or meeting facilities.
  • Our focus on results on the ground in Africa means that 100% of donations received are actually used in the field.
  • We do not deduct fees for organisation overhead.


General Donation Options

  • What happens with your donation?

    What happens with your donation?

    100% of your donation will be used in the field!
    As a registered UK Charity (no. 1120705) we operate under strict financial controls and with transparent managenent of available funds.

    All of our overheads are covered by our Trustees and sponsors, meaning that all donations received go directly to the conservation frontlines in Africa where they are needed most. We do not maintain expensive offices or staff in northern countries.

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  • Bank Transfer

    Bank Transfer

    The Co-operative Bank, London
    SWIFT/BIC code: CPBKGB22
    Sort code: 089299
    IBAN: GB53CPBK08929965246207
    Account name: African Conservation Foundation
    Account no: 65246207
  • Donate with a Cheque

    Donate with a Cheque

    If you would like to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to the 'African Conservation Foundation' and send it to:

    African Conservation Foundation
    175a Victoria Road, London
    N22 7XH United Kingdom
  • US Tax Deductible Donations

    US Tax Deductible Donations

    Donations to ACF are tax deductible to US residents. Friends of Africa International (501(c)3) has kindly agreed to serve as our fiscal sponsor. You can send checks or money orders - please make them payable to:

    Friends of Africa International - African Conservation Foundation
    PO Box K-3
    Aspen, CO 81612, USA

    Phone: 970 923 2466, Fax: 970 923 2467
    Federal Tax Exempt I.D. #74-2488671
  • Equipment


    Would you like to donate equipment, such a GPS receivers, digital cameras, mobile phones, vehicles or laptops?
    Please contact us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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