SOS African Wildlife

Ethiopian wolf in the plains of Ethiopia
Image credit: Rebecca Jackrel

Projects funded under the initiative will also empower civil society organisations which will work with relevant authorities and involve local communities in finding solutions to prevent their extinction. Concrete outputs expected include increases in the populations of species targeted by each project, increases in the availability of critical habitat areas, and a reduction of direct threats and conflicts.

Spreading the word about conservation to young local community member
Image credit: Catherine Nchimbi

What is the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative?

Why should we care about cheetahs, Ethiopian wolves, African wild dogs,  leopards, or lions? Watch the initiative reel and discover the complexity of the interconnection of species, and how each species are essential to the survival of the ecosystem they are part of.

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AWI reel cover
Monitoring priority species
Image credit: Wildlife ACT

About our projects on the ground

SOS African Wildlife provides two main types of small to medium sized grants:

  1. Threatened Species Grants are awarded through periodic Calls for Proposals for projects that have a programmatic approach to addressing existing conservation threats to carnivores and prey species, and are available to Civil Society Organisations only.

  2. Rapid Action Grants are awarded through an open-ended Call for Proposals. They are designed to enable immediate responses to new and emerging threats.

Any active Calls for Proposals are posted on the Calls for Proposals web-page.

Projects supported by the initiative

Check out projects on our interactive map