Africa is a continent of contrasts. It harbours a fascinating variety of ethnic groups, traditions, biodiversity, and great national parks with thousands of migrating species. But it is also affected by climate change, natural catastrophes, population growth, and poverty. Because people often depend directly on the natural resources of their environment, many of Africa's unique habitats and ecosystems suffer from overuse, edging ever closer to collapse.
Helping people help themselves – this is NABU’s concept in Africa. Together with local people, authorities, and governments, NABU works on community-based management concepts for use and conservation of endangered ecosystems.
NABU on the ground in Africa
Click the locations in below map to find out where and how NABU is active in Africa.
OUR FOCUS COUNTRy IN AFRICA
Since 2006 NABU has been working in Ethiopia towards conserving natural habitats, climate adaptation and mitigation and empowering people to conserve and manage their local resources. Jointly with the Ethiopian government and local communities, NABU turned two regions into UNESCO biosphere reserves. more →
our africa projects in detail
Kafa Biosphere Reserve is challenged by the lack of sustainable employment and innovation for green development and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. The consortium aims at structuring the up to now non-commercialised garden coffee value chain. more →
Degradation of highland forest landscapes of South Ethiopia is a serious threat to livelihoods and biodiversity. NABU is engaged with the goal of preserving the forests of Bench-Sheko, Kafa & Sheka as carbon sinks and long-term ecosystem service suppliers. more →
The protected area Mahavavy-Kinkony in Madagascar suffers from degradation of its coastal ecosystems. NABU and ASITY Madagascar joined forces supporting communities for restoring ecosystems, improving livelihoods and responding to the impacts of climate change. more →
The largest lake in Ethiopia, Lake Tana, is a source of life for 4 million people in the region. Over the course of the last decade, however, the consequences of increased industrialization and development have been posing a threat to this vital water supply. more →
Using charcoal releases carbon that damages the climate and threatens natural forests. NABU is working with environmentally aware women to promote the use of sustainable briquettes made from coffee husks. more →
By capacitating coffee farmers for better yields and climate resilience, supporting local communities with forest-oriented income and sustaining the biosphere reserve and its ecosystems, we aim to maintain the unique forests of Yayu Biosphe Reserve. more →
focus regions overview
All over the world biodiversity is at risk, and with it the quality of people’s life. Nature conservation must overcome borders. Together with international partners NABU is active in these regions: Europe, Africa, Central Asia, South Eath Asia and Caucasus. more →