About the Regional Conservation Programme

The Regional Conservation Programme aims to support selected African countries to assess the status of biodiversity (species and ecosystems red listing), and to identify the most important places for these species and ecosystems (Key Biodiversity Areas). The goal is to implement appropriate conservation policies and actions to safeguard these priority sites (Protected and Conserved Areas (OECMs)), and to create a network of steppingstone sites used by migratory birds by identifying conservation priorities and increasing capacity for conservation along the Flyway (East Atlantic Flyway Initiative (EAFI)).

The Regional Conservation Programme uses specific IUCN knowledge products and area-based conservation frameworks to achieve this work, namely:

These global standards and frameworks are used to assist African countries to better understand which of their biodiversity is at risk of extinction, and which are the most important places to safeguard biodiversity. Through effective policy integration and capacity development in these countries, we aim to successfully integrate these products into each country biodiversity planning policies. The outcomes we hope to achieve are improved biodiversity mapping and prioritisation to support sustainable development and biodiversity safeguarding.

A Big THANK YOU to our donors for making our work possible



Meet the Team

Christie Wooding and Jessica Wilmot

Albert Froneman
Media and Resources

The Regional Conservation Programme have produced various resources through our work, which is available to the public.

European Roller Tagging_BirdLife South Africa
Support Us

Please feel free to contact us if you think you can help support any of our regional conservation projects.