Africa Nature Investors Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working to protect West Africa's nature and bring the conservation of the continent back to Africans. We do this through establishing Public Private Partnership co-management agreements which allow us to provide financial, technical and managerial support to designated protected areas and achieve a shared vision of conservation and development. We also work closely with governments to improve environmental regulations. Today, we manage 7,969 square kilometers of protected land.
ANI works to preserve African nature for years to come through initiatives that use best-practice conservation methods and uplift local communities. We aim to make Africa’s nature and wildlife a source of pride to Africans and to demonstrate that appropriate private sector-led investments can promote sustainable development locally and nationally.
HOW WE DO IT
Supporting intact, resilient ecosystems that sustain healthy wildlife populations
Protecting parks with
cutting-edge strategies and fully-trained rangers
Uplifting local people and encouraging their participation in conservation
Securing long-term financing for protected areas to ensure their futures
RESEARCH AND MONITORING
Using quality data to improve management strategies
OUR PPP MODEL
Over 80% of protected areas in Africa are insufficiently funded – there is currently not enough money from the governments or philanthropy to prevent the biodiversity crisis facing the planet. ANI believes that the private sector can provide the additional funds needed for wildlife conservation, which is why we established a Public Private Partnership co-management model for both Gashaka and Okomu, enabling private sector investment into its national parks. These agreements are the first of their kind for a national park in Nigeria.
This model enables protected areas to attract the investment needed for them to eventually generate jobs and income for local communities and be a catalyst for development in the region. We are working at a landscape level building the capacity of communities to absorb capital by helping them to establish village level enterprises based on farming, agriculture, and pastoralism. Over time we plan for all this work to be funded in perpetuity by income from carbon credits and eco-tourism, removing the unsustainable dependence on government donor money and philanthropy.
St Nicholas House (10th Floor)
Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +234 907 732 7123