African Conservation Trust

Cause Profile

Conservation - Innovation - Education. 

The African Conservation Trust (ACT) is a 13-year old, legally constituted non-profit organization with a growing reputation for its innovative efforts to conserve South Africa's natural resources, environment and heritage.    Based in KwaZulu-Natal and with a historical footprint of working throughout southern Africa, ACT's energetic, 21st century thinking and actions are protecting our planet and changing the way we live in it.  Please join us and be inspired!

ACT's major focus areas are endangered species, conservation agriculture, sustainable use of natural resources (water, land, energy, fauna & flora)  and  biodiversity preservation and expansion.  We also work extensively in the Heritage sector, using modern technology to preserve Africa's rich history and culture.


Project Rhino KZN: The African Conservation Trust provides Secretariat and financial governance support to this award-winning, first-of-its kind provincial association of NGOs, conservation experts and anti-poaching specialists, united to stop rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal. Priority needs: the ZULULAND ANTI-POACHING WING, equipment for Anti-Poaching Units and the Blythe Loutit Judicial Support programme. 
Please click here to support Project Rhino KZN and these important projects.  

Project Rhino KZN has partnered with the Kingsley Holgate Foundation in the Rhino Art project. The objective of the project is to gather the largest number of 'Children's Art Voices' ever recorded in support of rhino protection and to use these 'Hearts and Minds' messages from the children of Africa as a worldwide call to action against rhino poaching.

The ACT Rhino Fund is raising R10million for South Africa's threatened rhinos and has already distributed R4million to urgently needed anti-poaching efforts throughout the country.  We aim to raise a further R3million this year.  Please help us: click here to go to our ACT Rhino Fund GivenGain page and find out more.


Help us to reduce poverty and food insecurity in South Africa:  Click here to go to our Conservation Agriculture page.

We cannot sustain or protect the environments in which we live without the participation of the very people affected; ACT always involves local communities and works in partnership with other stakeholders to implement projects that have a long-term impact.  Job creation, poverty alleviation, community sustainability and education are key principles of all ACT initiatives.

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