About us

Who We Are

African Community Impact Organization (ACIO) is a non-profit organization working in Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The organization partners with many other organizations to ensure environmental protection and conservation among other goals. Wildlife conservation is one of the key goals of the organization.

ACIO wildlife conservation is driving social change for communities and nature. In African region we have inspired and empowered many people and their communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet.

Our Vision

  • The vision of ACIO Wildlife Conservation is to be inclusive, equitable, accessible, dynamic, and open to new and diverse perspectives, ensuring effective responsiveness to the unique needs of the communities we serve.

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to enhance community health by preserving and restoring natural areas and open spaces, safeguarding rivers, oceans, watersheds, animals, and plants, while fostering environmental stewardship. Our commitment extends to the protection of wild animal and plant species, and the overall conservation of nature..

Our Goal

  • ACIO wildlife conservation envisions a world where wildlife prospers in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth..

Our Values

We envision a sustainable region where, through education and collaboration:

  • Protected natural areas provide habitats for wildlife and places where people can enjoy nature forever.
  • Public and private partnerships accelerate the pace of land preservation for the enrichment of all.
  • People benefit from and enjoy clean and healthy streams, wetlands, and lakes.
  • All land development incorporates stewardship of the environment.
  • People understand and embrace conservation issues, and act to preserve the environment.
  • Protect marine species under extinction, endangered and critically endangered according to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Our Strategic Focus

Over the next ten years, The Conservation Foundation will continue to strengthen its commitment to be an inclusive, community-based organization with impactful on-the-ground programs and projects tailored to the needs of each community served. This approach will result in:

  • Deepen mission impact in communities,
  • Local, grassroots efforts that helps mitigate the impacts on the climate change
  • A consistent and expected presence in communities,
  • Meaningful and long-lasting relationships with communities and organizations
  • A more engaged communities in local conservation
  • Broader community support for TCF and for local conservation programs
  • Communities where conservation is embraced as a core value,

ACIO Wildlife Conservation

ACIO Wildlife Conservation engages in a comprehensive strategy, encompassing the identification, mapping, and documentation of wildlife hotspots to enhance habitat connectivity and ecological integrity. Additionally, the organization focuses on refurbishing and equipping wildlife research stations, enhancing ecological monitoring programs across all Protected Areas (PAs), and establishing a national wildlife research database at the ACIO Wildlife Service headquarters. The initiative includes the enhancement of wildlife security and management. To encourage eco-tourism in communities coexisting with wildlife, ACIO will initiate a program to map and secure areas with potential for ecotourism.

In ACIO wildlife conservation, our goal is to halt the killing, trafficking, and demand for some of Africa’s most endangered wildlife species. Many species face the risk of extinction primarily due to poaching, surpassing threats from natural causes or conflicts with humans. Iconic animals such as elephants are illegally hunted for their body parts, while big cats like lions and cheetahs are killed for their bones. ACIO’s efforts extend to protecting large carnivores, preventing the illegal trade of great apes like chimps, and conserving pangolins, all of which face various threats.

 

Additionally, ACIO is involved in marine conservation, addressing the alarming statistics provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. This includes addressing the threat of extinction for a significant percentage of sharks, rays, reef corals, mammals, and reptiles, many of which inhabit oceans, lakes, and marine environments. Overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, and climate change are identified as major contributors to the precarious state of these species.

Take action with ACIO by supporting climate-friendly projects. Contact us to explore ways you can make a positive impact.