Community, Conservation and Collaboration

A Framework for Success

National Geographic society and African People & Wildlife published this framework in 2019. The framework highlights many lessons and strategies by NatGeo, APW and other conservation organisations around the world that are embracing community-driven initiatives, building capacity at the local level, which are based on a range of traditional knowledge and contextualised experiences. This framework captures a cross section of case studies and conservation models from across the African continent, including in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. They all share one common theme: local communities are at the heart of the conservation and management efforts. 

Purpose: For this framework to support the broader conservation sector. By building on the experiences of others, NGOs and conservation practitioners can enhance their own community engagement strategies— adapting their tools and trainings to their specific sociocultural contexts, landscape management needs, and community priorities.