Partners & Related Efforts

CAWT - Coalition Against Wildlife Trade

CAWT is a unique voluntary public-private coalition of like-minded governments and organizations which aims to focus public and political attention and resources on ending the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products. CAWT is leveraging the combined strengths of government and nongovernmental partners to:  Improve Wildlife Law Enforcement; Reduce consumer demand for illegally traded wildlife; Catalyze high-level political will to fight wildlife trafficking.

WCS Hunting & Wildlife Trade:

WCS' approach is to use science ("what is happening and why?"), and to work closely with partners in applying practical solutions on the ground. This in-depth knowledge is used to propose solutions that address the symptoms and the underlying causes of this vast increase in hunting and wildlife trade.

CI's Illegal Wildlife Trade Program:

Conservation International is partnering with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and local communities throughout East and Southeast Asia to address the factors allowing illegal trade of threatened species to continue.


TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC is a joint programme of WWF and IUCN - The World Conservation Union.

International Tiger Coalition:

The International Tiger Coalition is an alliance of 35 organizations representing more than 100 organizations across the globe, united under the common aim of stopping trade in tiger parts and products from all sources. This unprecedented coalition, made up of environmental, zoo and animal protection organizations as well as the traditional Chinese medicine community, has come together to speak with one voice in calling for an end to trade in tiger parts and products through increased intelligence-led law enforcement and strengthening existing tiger-trade bans. Furthermore, the coalition joins leaders of the international traditional Chinese medicine industry in asking China to make its successful 14-year tiger-trade ban permanent.


Wildlife Conservation NGO's Focused on Africa

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group

ABCG comprises U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations with field-based activities in Africa.  ABCG explores emerging conservation issues, shares lessons learned, and seeks opportunities for collaboration. 

International Conservation and Education Fund

INCEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating conservation and health through communication. INCEF uses the power of moving images to tell stories about and to indigenous people, motivating prevention of disease transmission and inspiring preservation of natural resources.

African Conservation Foundation

A UK-Registered Not for Profit organization, primarily concerned with education in Africa in the areas of environment and conservation.  ACF's web portal has many useful links and forums for conservation job and grant seekers, plus information about African ecotours, national parks, conservation organizations in each country, country profiles, and more.

Amara Conservation

Amara conservation is dedicated to assisting the people and wildlife of Kenya and East Africa through environmental education, antipoaching, wildlife rescues and other conservation projects.

Western Gorilla Conservation

African Bushmeat Expedition

The African Bushmeat Expedition of High Tech High in San Diego is a conservation education program focused on the assessment of bushmeat using novel DNA methods for species identification.  The program is also involved in promoting awareness of the bushmeat crisis and working to find solutions via innovative collaborations.  In the Summer of 2008 HTH students will collaborate with East Africa graduate students in the MENTOR program at Mweka College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania.


African Sanctuaries

Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance

Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund, Cameroon

CERCOPAN Primate Sanctuary, Nigeria

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, Zambia

Gorilla Haven Santuary, USA

Habitat Ecologique et Liberté des Primates, Congo

Les Amis des Animaux au Congo (Lola ya Bonobo), DR Congo

Limbe Wildlife Centre, Cameroon

Ngamba Island Sanctuary, Uganda

Project Primate, Inc./Centre pour Conservation des Chimpanzés, Guinea

Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Cameroon

Sweetwaters Sanctuary, Kenya

Tchimpounga Sanctuary, Congo


Food Security and Hunger

Bread for the World

Developpment d’Alternatives du Bracconage

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Food Security and Conservation in Africa: Addressing Hunger and Farming issues to Conserve Wildlife

Food Security and Food Policy Information Portal for Africa


Forest Policy and Monitoring

Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Process (AFLEG)

Forests Monitor

Global Forest Watch (Project of World Resources Institute)

Global Witness - Forest Campaign


Government Conservation Efforts

Central African Regional Program for the Environment

Congo Basin Forest Partnership

European Union - ECOFAC

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UK Department for International Development

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - International

U.S. Forest Service

Zimbabwe - CAMPFIRE

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