With few exceptions, wildlife populations have been declining in Sub Saharan Africa due to poaching and habitat destruction. Future prospects are grim. Aid for Africa members are working to protect species such as elephants, mountain gorillas, and rhinos, as well as critical habitats that include rainforests, which are home to endangered species of frogs and small mammals. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Saves endangered mountain and eastern lowland gorillas in the wild in east-central Africa with direct hands-on veterinary care. Cares for orphan gorillas. Trains veterinary students.
Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
Supports on-the-ground programs to save endangered elephants, cheetah, lions, painted dogs, and other African wildlife and their habitats. Engages local people as effective wildlife stewards.
Conserves world's wild cats, including the imperiled African lion, cheetah, and leopard. Works with local people and partners with nonprofits, scientific institutions, and local and national governments.
Protects wildlife in the Masai Mara and other wildlife reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, through habitat conservation programs, anti-poaching efforts, youth education, and community development.
Supports grassroots projects that are saving African forests and building awareness of the environmental, economic, cultural and social importance of African forests in order to ensure they stay standing for generations to come.