Greening the grassroots: rethinking African conservation funding

Globally, indigenous peoples and local community organisations are receiving less than one percent of all climate funding, while African community conservation organisations are receiving approximately only five to ten percent of private philanthropic funding invested in Africa. The report by Maliasili, a global organisation that supports grassroots African conservation organisations that do critical work at the nexus of poverty and conservation, says that local conservation organisations in Africa struggle to grow or increase their impact because of inbuilt barriers and challenges in how they are funded.