LCA positively influence, accelerate
and bring about the protection of
rain forests and selected eco-systems
in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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

Republic of Congo: Odzala Kokoua National Park

Odzala 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 Park

In 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 Park

Permission 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 Park

Due 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 Gorilla

In 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.


The 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 Reserve

This 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 Lodge

The 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.


Working 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 Reserve

In 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 Corridor

In 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

LCA News

Spark Talks let the conservation sparks fly

Spark Talks let the conservation sparks fly

The second LCA Spark Talks Live conservation talks took place on Thursday 15 November, 2018 with a l...
Gus Mills, world renowned conservationist and author to host Spark Talks

Gus Mills, world renowned conservationist and author to host Spark Talks

Following the success of our first LCA Spark Talks live conservation event which reached more than 1...
LCA launch Spark Talks

LCA launch Spark Talks

LCA CEO Chris Marais introduces the new LCA Spark Talks initiative on stage. There are over seven bi...
Conservation Efforts in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park

Conservation Efforts in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park

In 2013 the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the LCA collaborated to establish a Foundation (...
Holgate off in search for The Heart of Africa

Holgate off in search for The Heart of Africa

Somewhere in the remote northern areas of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) lies the Heart of Afri...
Buffett Makes Rhino History

Buffett Makes Rhino History

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) made the single biggest donation to rhino conservation in SA...

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