African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading international conservation organisation focused solely on Africa. AWF believes that protecting Africa’s wildlife and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and its people – and for over forty-five years has made it their work to help ensure that Africa’s wild resources endure. They operate in various African locations and regularly advertise jobs.
Animal Conservation Jobs is a useful resource showing many wildlife/conservation jobs throughout Africa – many are paid.
Bioko Biodiversity Protection Programme (BBPP) works for the conservation of Bioko Island’s biodiversity, especially its critically endangered primates and nesting sea turtles, through the development of economically sustainable educational programs, research programs and conservation activities that demonstrate the greater value of wildlife alive, rather than dead as bushmeat.
Duke Lemur Centre (DLC), Madagascar (http://lemur.duke.edu/): promotes research and understanding of prosimians and their natural habitat as a means of advancing the frontiers of knowledge, to contribute to the educational development of future leaders in international scholarship and conservation and to enhance the human condition by stimulating intellectual growth and sustaining global biodiversity.
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya is charged with the protection and conservation of the country's biodiversity as presented by its fauna and flora. KWS's role is as diverse as the country itself. They aim to conserve and manage Kenya’s wildlife and it’s habitat for posterity.
Mpala Wildlife Foundation, Kenya is dedicated to conserving the land, wildlife and natural resources of Mpala, as well as improving the quality of life for the people of Laikipia, Kenya. It is an operating foundation that funds and runs a world class research center, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy, and a variety of community health and outreach projects.
Nile Basin Initiative (www.nilebasin.org):provides a strategic framework for environmentally sustainable development of the Nile River Basin and supports basin wide environmental action projects.
Nature Seychelles works to improve the conservation of biodiversity in the Seychelles through scientific, management, educational and training programmes.
Tshivingwi Bush Experiences, South Africa specialises in the training, evaluating, assessing & placing of nature guides and various lodge and reserve staff in the Northern regions of Southern Africa. It is a diverse company providing a vital range of options and services to the eco-tourism industry and to guests visiting Southern Africa.
Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) is a public institution that was established under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism with the mandate to carry out and co-ordinate wildlife research in the United Republic of Tanzania. TAWIRI is the CITES Scientific Authority in Tanzania. The headquarters of TAWIRI is at Njiro in Arusha, Tanzania.
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