The Tourism Conservation Fund seeks to  protect and promote the biodiversity of South Africa’s conservation areas by investing in adjacent communities to create sustainable businesses and jobs which are rooted in the wildlife-tourism economy.

Through commercial partnerships of different kinds, we aim to build a more inclusive wildlife-tourism economy in which a growing share of the value accrues to historically excluded households and communities.

As the material benefits of our conservation areas become more widely shared, so too will local communities’ identity with and protection of these assets.

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Awesome Zulu Village
Awesome Zulu Village

Meet Zama and her mother Mrs. Khumalo, proud operators of ‘Awesome Zulu...

‘Rhino Bond’ breaks new ground
‘Rhino Bond’ breaks new ground

Congratulations, Oliver Withers and colleagues at the London Zoological Society, for the...

Wildlife Economy Summit to launch African-led vision for conservation
Wildlife Economy Summit to launch African-led vision for conservation

To sustain ‘conservation’ we all need to deliver on the challenges embedded...

Rhino doccie keeps winning and inspiring
Rhino doccie keeps winning and inspiring

It’s won 17 awards across the globe and been selected for 26...

Celebrating the first step in Mashishimale
Celebrating the first step in Mashishimale

Celebrating the completion of the first step in establishing our second community...

Message coming out of the Conservation Lab
Message coming out of the Conservation Lab

‘African children grow up thinking that wildlife belongs to someone else’ –...

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