Welcome to the African Conservation Trust

The African Conservation Trust (ACT) is an established not-for-profit and public benefit organisation that has been operating in southern Africa since 2000. At the core of ACT’s activities is the conservation of our precious environment, biodiversity, natural resources and heritage.

Based in KwaZulu-Natal and with a historical footprint of working throughout southern Africa, ACT strives for environmental conservation and socio-economic sustainability. We work predominantly in areas where conflict exists between the natural environment and human habitation, and work to build sustainable communities that are economically, environmentally, and socially healthy and resilient. Our projects aim to conserve South Africa’s valuable biodiversity while also addressing the many socio-economic problems that our country faces.

We cannot sustain or conserve southern Africa's natural resources nor alleviate the environmental crises we face without the participation of the very people affected; ACT always involves local communities and works in partnership with other stakeholders to implement projects that have a long-term impact.  Job creation, poverty alleviation, community sustainability and education are key principles of all ACT initiatives.

ACT's energetic, 21st century thinking and actions are protecting our planet and changing the way we live in it. Please join us on Twitter and Facebook.  To play an active role, join our growing, worldwide ACTtivist community who have taken up one of the critical causes that ACT is focussing on.  You can also help by donating now via our secure online GivenGain platform.  Your feedback is appreciated: feel free to contact us.


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