African Conservation Centre
African Conservation Centre’s mission is to conserve biodiversity in East Africa and beyond through the collaborative application of scientific and indigenous knowledge, improved livelihoods and good governance through development of local institutions.
Their vision is to conserve the diversity of life for the well being of all people and the environment.
In the 1970s, a small group of Kenyan nationals associated with the Wildlife Conservation Society, founded the organization that today is the African Conservation Centre.
ACC began as a Wildlife Conservation Society field research and training centre focused on wildlife conservation. Eventually, our constant interaction with people living within and around designated wildlife areas brought us to understand the critical role of these communities in the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources. As a result, we initiated projects that link community development to conservation, research, training, and enterprise – making ACC a pioneer in community-based conservation, ecosystem monitoring, ecotourism, and biodiversity informatics.
In 1995, ACC was registered as an independent nonprofit organization under its own board of trustees. Since then, it has grown from a network of dedicated scientists and community members to an African conservation hub with international recognition, funding and support.See more