Our projects

in Africa

Our projects in Africa

Why do we protect species in Africa?

The populations of emblematic species of mammals in Africa – lions, hippos and elephants – are declining dramatically. These large mammals play important roles in their ecosystems – elephants shape the vegetation of the savannas, lions limit the number of herbivores, hippos enrich lakes and rivers with nutrients.

Unfortunately, if we do not take any action, these species may disappear irretrievably from the Earth within several decades. To prevent this, the SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund has taken steps to protect these three species in Africa.

Find out what we do to protect lions, hippos and elephants in Africa