Local development creates scaled conservation which leads to global impact.
Akashinga works hand-in-hand with communities
that live alongside the wilderness we protect.
We provide paid employment to local community members, with Akashinga Rangers being educated, trained and deployed in the community where she calls home. 62% of all operational costs of the Akashinga model go directly back to the local community, with 80% flowing through to the household level.
Our commitment to wildlife, landscapes, and rangers extends beyond this moment.
Our commitment is about crafting a lasting legacy.
As we expand, our unwavering focus remains steadfast – cultivating transparent communication, building capacity, forging partnerships, and nurturing a culture of ongoing learning. This legacy ensures that our impact is not just for today, but for generations to come.
We believe in local communities safeguarding
their land and forging a legacy of ownership.
In rural Africa, being a ranger isn’t just a job — it’s an emblem of prestige, bravery, and respect. Akashinga isn’t merely an investment in women; it’s an investment in families, in rural community growth, and in the unyielding defense of nature.
Wildlife species such as elephants and rhinos continue to be targeted by illegal hunting where they cannot be left to thrive by themselves. These animals have been hunted to the brink of extermination in many areas because their body parts such as horns and tusks, are highly sought-after for use in luxury items as well as for their supposed medicinal use. The high prices the black market will pay for them gives poachers all the motivation they need to circumvent the law and put wildlife at risk. Although our efforts have helped bring about an 80% reduction in the level of poaching activity, we still need to remain vigilant. We work tirelessly to give those who live among these precious creatures the means to keep them safe. The training we provide women has led to more than 9.1 million acres of wilderness being protected. Our conservation and community work has contributed to a more than 399% increase in the levels of wildlife in studied areas, but we know this is only the beginning.
If you’re asking, “How can I help endangered species?” The answer may be simpler than you think. There are many things you can do to contribute, one of which is to get involved in our efforts.
• Do NOT buy or endorse any products made from these amazing animals.
• Run your own fundraising event.
• Share our story on social media.
• Take a look at all the other ways you can give.