Leadership for Conservation in Africa
The LCA uses a business approach to initiate conservation-led socio-economic development in Africa.
What We Do
EduConservation: Congo, Morocco and Senegal (pilot)A pilot project is in place to take the first steps in implementing the vision of the philanthropist Sabine Plattner to integrate the subject “conservation” to form part of the curriculum of public schools in Africa
Spark TalksIn 2018 the LCA launched Spark Talks, setting the stage for conservation-centred dialogue to spark a passion for nature all over the world.
Republic of Congo: Odzala Kokoua National ParkOdzala is the flagship project of the LCA. The LCA, in collaboration with the Sabine Platter African Charities, has significantly influenced the long-term protection of this 1.3 million hectares pristine rain forests.
Republic of Congo: Nouabalé Ndoki National ParkIn collaboration with WCS, the LCA influenced bringing about a Foundation (PPP) which strategically manages the Park also focusing on a destination tourism marketing strategy.
Senegal: Niokolo Koba National ParkPermission was granted by H.E. President Macky SALL to the LCA to investigate ways to manage Niokolo Koba as a PPP and to find ways to commercialise park activities.
South Africa: Kruger National ParkDue to the generosity of Mr Howard G. Buffet (member of the LCA Board) and his drive to reduce human suffering in Africa, often funded by the proceeds of wildlife crime, a donation of US$ 55 mil was made to SANParks for anti-Rhino poaching in Kruger.
Uganda – Friend a GorillaIn collaboration with Thompsons Travel and under the leadership of the late Mr Moses Mapesa, former CEO of UWA and member of the LCA Board, the LCA was actively involved in initiating, initial funding and bringing about the “friend-a-gorilla” campaign.
TanzaniaThe LCA has high regard for the work of the PAMS Foundation and contributes in a small way to the mammoth role PAMS play in anti-poaching, by supporting their community environmental education programmes.
Central African Republic - Dzanga Sangha ReserveThis Park forms part of the World Heritage Tri-Nation de la Sanga (TNS). The LCA has signed an agreement with the Ministries of Forestry and Tourism to work towards a PPP in managing the park.
Central African Republic - Sangha LodgeThe LCA works in close collaboration with Rod and Tamar Cassidy, concession holders of the Sangha Lodge, with the aim to bring about regional tourism in support of conservation in this area.
EthiopiaWorking in collaboration with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), the LCA is assisting in the search for the development of tourism activities, specifically with regard to high-end tourism.
Ghana: Shai Hills ReserveIn collaboration with the Forestry Commission and Gold Fields, a PPP was established for the Shai Hills Reserve. The Nature Conservation Research Centre (Ghana) will contractually manage and develop it in the future.
Burkina Faso / Ghana: Elephant CorridorIn collaboration with the Nature Conservation Research Centre Ghana (NCRC), attempts are made to maintain the elephant migration route between Mole National Park (Ghana) and the Ponasi Complex (Burkina Faso) using a commercial approach, by seeking ways to support the economic growth through community-based tourism activities
Supporters and Associates
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Unlocking Conservation with the LCA
Making Pangolins count!
Zakouma National Park in Chad
Tanzanian rainforests | Small, ancient, often forgotten, but surprisingly rich
Raabia Hawa talks about Walk with Rangers
Conservation in Rwanda: Lessons and Challenges with Gaël vande Weghe
Wolves & Gelada in the Ethiopian Highlands with Chris Roche
The First Decade of the Rhino War – Looking ahead at the Second Decade