FP Virtual Dialogue: The Future of Conservation
Investing in African-led solutions
Africa remains home to a quarter of the world’s living organisms, and its natural areas serve as one of the planet’s major “lungs” that help maintain global climate stability. Yet, the continent is experiencing a steady decline of its wildlife and natural areas due to rapid urbanization, agricultural expansion, and degradation from climate change. These losses have economic and social consequences for Africans, but they also threaten the entire planet through accelerated climate change, climate migration, and increased regional conflicts over dwindling resources.
Against this backdrop, Foreign Policy, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), brought together experts, advocates, policymakers, and funders for a solutions-based conversation exploring the balancing act needed between industrialization and preservation to ensure a sustainable future for the continent and the globe
Join the conversation with #AfricaForward.