Many of Africa’s wildlife species are threatened by increasing pressures such as population growth, industrialization, global climate change and more. Asilia Africa works with local stakeholders to conserve some of the most imperilled species. We support reputable projects that study predators and other keystone species as they are indicators of the health of the ecosystems they inhabit.


Join us on our journey to protect Africa's most precious ecosystems.

Operating since 1974 the study is able monitor changes in birth and survival rates and relate these to environmental conditions, enabling it to make predictions about cheetah numbers in other parts of their range. The study area currently covers 220 square kilometers in the southern corner of the Serengeti National Park. With approximately 210 cheetahs within the ecosystem, this research project provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing cheetah.


Established in 1966 by George Shaller this is the longest carnivore research project in the world. It currently focuses on the study of the 330 lions living in a 2,000 square kilometer area of the southeastern Serengeti and works with local communities to mitigate conflict.


The Mara Lion Project is a long-term monitoring project in the Greater Mara ecosystem aimed at determining the current status, identifying major threats and mitigating them wherever possible. The data collected includes direct behavioural observation, faecal analysis, genetic analysis, disease screening, radio telemetry, historic data and interviews with herders. It is estimated that there are fewer than 2,000 lions left in Kenya, with an annual net decline of 100 lions. Working with communities this project is designed as science driving conservation.


The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling. With less than 7,500 individuals left in the wild, cheetah are listed as vulnerable by CITES. The Mara Cheetah Project, led by Dr Femke Broekhuis of Oxford University’s Wildlife Research Unit (WildCRU), was established to study the current status of cheetah and to identify major threats.


The Ruaha Carnivore Project is part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). One of the most important in the world for large carnivores the region is home to approximately 10% of the African lion population, as well as globally important populations of wild dog, cheetah, leopard and spotted hyena. The project works with local communities to reduce human-wildlife conflict and with partners locally and internationally to gather baseline data on carnivore numbers and ecology in order to help develop conservation strategies.


The African People and Wildlife Fund focuses on community-driven projects to help alleviate human- wildlife conflict and monitor the health of wildlife populations in the northern Maasai Steppe, which stretches across 20,000 square kilometers and includes Tanzania’s Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.


We look at what it will take to ensure the long-term survival of the areas in which we operate and we’ve identified two key areas of intervention:  conservation and education.  Education is important to our conservation ethos as it’s essential in lifting people out of poverty (a major driver in poaching and habitat destruction).  In addition we support reputable conservation projects, many of which look at predator species as, being high on the food chain, they represent the health of the underlying ecosystem.


Asilia Africa believes that we can conserve wildlife and preserve regions of cultural importance by offering support to critical causes in order to develop sustainable conservation economies in the areas we work in.  We are committed to offering in-kind and financial support to the causes introduced here. We hope that you will understand the deeper considerations of working in these fragile ecosystems and invite you to lend your support for these charitable causes