Aujan Group Holding (AGH) is a diversified holding company, active in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Hospitality & Real Estate, and Packaging Materials. A family business with a history dating back over a hundred years and a deep-rooted pioneering spirit, AGH has successfully leveraged its brand building and market development skills along with proven industry experience to drive sustainable profitable growth within the Middle East and Africa regions.

The purpose of Blue Foundation is to foster political, economic and social systems that promote justice, human welfare, and creativity. Blue Foundation believe each person has the right to clean water, food, shelter, healthcare, and education. They value creativity, both as individual expression and as a means of solving problems.

ONE AFRICA is inspiring holistic yet realistic synergies of land, wildlife and people, as a sustainable solution to large-scale wilderness management in Africa.

SATIB Trust has a vision of an Africa where communities and wildlife live together in harmony as an integrated ecosystem. Their mission is to understand the fundamental drivers of conflict between communities and wildlife 
and to be creative in developing and implementing sustainable solutions.

Given the realities in the field and the scale of the ongoing transitions in Africa, AFD is overhauling its frameworks of interpretation by adopting a continentwide approach for Africa as a whole.

Wilderness Conservancy is dedicated to the conservation of endangered and threatened wildlife and wild places, on land or within the sea and to the rendition of humanitarian services.


The Wildcat Foundation is a private not-for-profit philanthropic foundation whose purpose is to help save and provide for the long-term conservation of endangered wildlife and wild places in Africa.


The complex, urgent challenges facing Niassa Wilderness require cooperation and collaboration beyond geographical boundaries. We co-founded an alliance to better protect and manage the vast lands and inhabitants of our region. By sharing knowledge and expertise in an evolving ecosystem framework, we can accelerate the rate of innovative solutions, increase multi-sector support, collaborate on case study impact assessments, and foster more public awareness worldwide. We will build upon our shared vision to protect the region’s endangered wildlife, cultural heritage, and pristine wilderness. To tackle the catastrophic wildlife crimes occurring on our lands, we need to build efficiency and capacity of on-the-ground services to protect the wildlife. We seek to sustain local community livelihoods, cultures, and development. Further, we strive to ensure well-managed and sustainably funded wilderness areas for future generations.

Niassa Wilderness works in partnership with the Niassa Reserve (WCS and ANAC) and other local operators under the Niassa Conservation Alliance (NCA). The NCA consists of two other founding members besides our Niassa Wilderness (Block L7): Chuilexi Conservancy (Blocks L5 North, L6, and R6) and Mariri Investimentos (Blocks L5 South and L4 East). In collaboration, our concessions comprise 11.918 km2 (or 28.3%) of the entire Niassa Reserve.

Founded in 2016, the NCA is committed to the protection and conservation of eastern Niassa National Reserve through collaboration, investment, and excellence in conservation and community engagement for future generations. Recognizing the strength of our shared resources, expertise, and methodology, our specific objectives are to:

  1. Ensure effective wildlife conservation.
  2. Harness community and political support.
  3. Combine knowledge and resources for combating the multiple and escalating threats.
  4. Establish viable and profitable tourism opportunities.
  5. Expand membership of the Reserve.
Niassa Conservation Alliance (NCA)

To promote coexistence between lions and other carnivores and people in Niassa National Reserve though directly mitigating threats and directly involving communities in conservation management. Mariri Investimentos acknowledge the costs to communities who live with large carnivores while recognizing the potential for lions to provide ecological, economic and cultural benefits to the Niassa National Reserve and Mozambique.

Working in partnership with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and in liaison with the Reserve management authority Chuilexi have secured three concessions within the wider reserve that now make up the newly formed Chuilexi Conservancy. At 5,868 km² these contiguous concessions represent 14% of Niassa Reserve and host the greatest densities of wildlife.

GDA (ECO-SMART) Alliance

The dedicated department under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development Mozambique for the Administration of National Area Conservation (ANAC).


WCS’s goal is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity.

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

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Empowers Africa supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-saharan Africa.


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The mission of PAMS Foundation is to support projects that meaningfully conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats, and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities.


Africa Geographic celebrates Africa’s wild places and all creatures living here. We encourage our readers and fans to participate actively in the sustainable future of the continent and to experience Africa first hand, with us. We strive to foster an awareness of wildlife, conservation, ecotravel, indigenous cultures and the general environment. We believe in the wise use Africa’s natural resources in a manner that involves and is of real benefit to the people of Africa.


Black Bean Productions is based in Cape Town, and is an independent production company. Black Bean produce high quality commercial & documentary film and invite one to join them on their adventures to work together, as they strive to make a difference.

Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer and founder of Camtraptions.

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