WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

From migratory birds to iconic African cats and endangered rhinos, critical species are being threatened by increasing pressures such as population growth, industrialization, insufficient management, improper protection, global climate change and more. We seek to work with local stakeholders to defend, protect and conserve some of the world’s most imperiled species. Join us today in supporting work that keeps the unique wildlife of Africa thriving.


CAUSE-RELATED PROJECTS

Join us in offering support to projects that are making a real and measurable difference on the ground in Africa.
SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT

Research generated by the Serengeti Cheetah Project is the source of much of what is known about wild cheetahs today, including their ecology, ranging patterns and behaviors. The study area currently covers some 220 square kilometers of plains in the southern corner of the Serengeti National Park. With approximately 210 cheetahs within the ecosystem, this research project provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing these cheetahs, which in turn helps mitigate the threats they face and ensures their long-term protection. We invite you to make a donation today to help fund this project and protect and conserve cheetahs.

SERENGETI LION PROJECT

The Serengeti Lion Research Project, first established in 1966 by George Shaller, is the longest carnivore research project in the world. The research project currently focuses on studying the 330 lions living in a 2,000 square kilometer area of the southeastern Serengeti and works with communities to enhance local participation to mitigate conflicts. We invite you to make a donation today to help support ongoing lion research and conservation in the Serengeti.

MARA LION PROJECT

The Mara Lion Project is intended as a long-term monitoring project where research is used to drive conservation initiatives. The main aim of the Mara Lion Project is to sustainably conserve lions throughout the Greater Mara ecosystem by determining their current status, identifying the major threats that could be causing declines in the current lion population and mitigating these threats wherever possible. The data collected by project researchers includes direct behavioral observation, fecal analysis, genetic analysis, disease screening, radio telemetry, historic data and interviews with herders. As it currently stands, the Kenya Wildlife Service estimates that there are fewer than 2,000 lions left in Kenya, with an annual decline of 100 lions. Increasing human population, coupled with diminishing natural prey and habitats has brought lions in to ever-closer proximity to people. Working with communities this project has “science driving conservation” at its heart.

MARA CHEETAH PROJECT

The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling and with less than 10,000 individuals left in the wild, cheetahs are vulnerable to extinction. Currently, the greater Mara ecosystem is one of only two remaining strongholds for the global cheetah population. The Mara Cheetah Project (MCP), led by Dr. Femke Broekhuis of Oxford University’s Wildlife Research Unit (WildCRU), was established to study the current status of cheetahs in the Greater Mara ecosystem and to identify the major threats that could be causing declines within their population. We invite you to contribute to the Mara Cheetah Project and help secure the future of cheetahs and other critical wildlife by making a donation.

RUAHA CARNIVORE PROJECT

The Ruaha Carnivore Project, part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), aims to help develop effective conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha landscape. This vast, amazing wilderness includes Ruaha National Park, which is the largest Park in Tanzania and the second larges in the whole of Africa. It is one of the most important areas of the world for large carnivores, supporting around 10% of all the lions left in Africa, as well as globally important populations of African wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards and spotted hyenas. Given the dramatic declines undergone by all these species — for instance lions have disappeared from over 80% of their range, and resident cheetah populations from over 90% of theirs — this is an extremely important area for carnivore populations. The Ruaha Carnivore project works closely with local communities to effectively reduce human-carnivore conflict and with partners both within Tanzania and across the world to gather baseline data on carnivore numbers and ecology, in order to help develop conservation strategies.

AFRICAN PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE FUND

Every week, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and other vulnerable wildlife are being killed as they are forced to share their habitat with an increasing human population. The African People and Wildlife Fund focuses on community-driven projects to help alleviate human- wildlife conflict and monitor the health of wildlife populations in the northern Maasai Steppe, which stretches across 20,000 square kilometers and includes Tanzania’s Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Your support can make a difference for people and wildlife with donations going to fund projects that help fund livelihoods and save lions.

CAUSES WE CARE ABOUT

Creating a lasting, positive impact at an area level is dependent on the proper support of four critical causes: wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, outreach and research, and communities and education. For an area to flourish long-term wildlife, ecosystems, local communities, and global citizens must all be considered.  

ASILIAS COMMITMENT

As a for-profit company, Asilia sets challenging but realistic goals in the areas we operate in. Asilia believes that we can conserve wildlife and preserve regions of unmatched cultural importance by offering needed support to critical causes and helping to develop sustainable conservation economies that enable the long-term protection of the unique places we work within. Asilia is committed to offering in-kind and financial support to the causes introduced here. Aslia hopes to offer an opportunity for others to understand the deeper considerations that we consider when working in any area and invite others to lend their support for specific critical charitable causes.