“When communities are treated as part of the solution rather than part of the problem, they are willing to take responsibility for conservation.”

Rob Horwich, founder

Our Values

At Community Conservation, we believe that local people are the best stewards of their lands. We promote the highest level of participation on the part of the local community, and encourage the formation of community-based organizations that empower local people to manage their own projects and lands with minimal outside influence.

Our Mission

In order to promote global biodiversity and sustainable land use, Community Conservation catalyzes, facilitates, and empowers local people to manage and conserve natural resources within the social, cultural, and economic context of their communities and facilitates widespread, global adoption of community-based conservation.

Our Impact

For the past 29 years Community Conservation has catalyzed and supported community-based organizations, representing over 200 villages in 14 countries, protecting over 1.24 million acres. We focus our efforts on rare habitats and endangered species, including primates, cranes, tigers, and turtles.