WWF’s Regional Programs bring together expertise from across the network, focusing our energy, efforts, and resources on the critical conservation issues facing the continent. These programs provide a framework for sharing lessons, catalyzing learning and collaboration, and scaling investment across national borders for regional implementation and impact. WWF embraces a “landscape approach” to strengthen inclusion, ensure connectivity, support horizontal cross sectoral integration, build lasting partnerships, and consolidate resources to enhance impact and sustainability. Land, Water and Seascapes are critical to WWF’s delivery model in Africa as they bring people back to the centre of conservation - moving far beyond the traditional protected area and species approaches to conservation – in Shared Spaces.

We work in 88 land, water, and seascapes across the continent with a special emphasis on 6 Priority Transboundary Landscapes and Seascapes in Africa

 An underwater view of the Isimangaliso and Ponta MPA.

Coral Reef Rescue

 Local fisherman casts his net.

Coastal Communities Initiative

 Fisherman holding fish in his hands, Mafamede, Mozambique.

SWIO Fisheries

 Wildlife crime not only poses a threat to animals, but is a risk to people, territorial integrity, stability and rule of law.

Wildlife Crime Hubs

 A BaAka Gorilla Habituation Staff member leading tourists from WWF-US to find habituated western lowland gorillas, Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve, Central African Republic

African Ecological Futures

 African elephants (Loxodonta africana) drinking in low evening light at a waterhole, Chobe District, Botswana. Vulnerable species

Beyond Tourism and Trophy Hunting

 Panoramic wide shot of palm trees reflected in the water, under a vibrant blue and purplish sky, along the shoreline of the Congo River

Green Recovery and Building Forward Better

 An aerial view of Nambigirwa Bridge, part of the Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway it is the longest four-lane bridge in Kampala, Uganda and East Africa covering a 1.4 kilometre stretch over a swamp.

Linear Infrastructure

 Pirogues on the Lukenie River. Oshwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Natural Capital Mainstreaming

 Eland crossing a fence in Laikipia, Kenya

One Health Africa

 African elephant; Bwabwata National Park (Buffalo core area)

Africa Adaptation Initiative


African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative

 Small-scale farmers producing a variety of foods will be the focus of the Knorr WWF partnership

Africa’s Food Future Initiative

 South Africa opens up to more renewable energy generated by businesses.

Africa Energy Access Initiative

 Aerial view on river landscape in Selous (photographed from helicopter)

Blue Heart of Africa

 The River Salonga

Iconic Free Flowing Rivers Initiative

 Drakenstein Wastewater Treatment Works in Paarl.

Bankable Water Solutions

 Young lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Big Cats Initiative

 Wildebeest Migration in the Mara

Wildlife Connect

 New roads, Gabon

Greening Belt & Road Initiative

 As part of the WWF’s investment, a group of smallholder farmers discover various methods of sustainable farming during training at 17 Shaft facility in Soweto.

SSA Sustainable Investment Initiative

 People centred conservation

PPLS Initiative

 Plastics report cover

No Plastics in Nature

 Sustainable Fisheries Programme

Blue Futures