Action for Conservation and Environmental Sustainability (ACES)

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Action for Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
Action for Conservation of Endangered Species Now Action for Conservation and Environmental Sustainability (ACES) was established by Angwa Gwendoline, a passionate conservationist with a deep commitment to protecting biodiversity and uplifting marginalized communities. Inspired by the urgent need to address environmental challenges and the recognition of the interconnectedness between ecosystems and human well-being, Angwa founded ACES as an association to create positive change. The grass-root non-profit was established in 2021 to, address the root causes of species extinction and habitat degradation with the aim of creating a harmonious and sustainable relationship between humans, animals, and the environment. ACES is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the environment, wildlife, and the rights of local communities. We strive to support community livelihoods, advocate for climate justice, and conduct research that promotes the sustainable coexistence of humans and nature.


ACES is committed to the conservation and protection of the environment, wildlife, and the rights of indigenous people and local communities through research, training, advocacy, and community engagement.


ACES strives to foster a future where wildlife, habitats, and communities coexist in harmony.
We envision a world where all species thrive in their natural habitats, and where indigenous people and local communities play an integral role in the conservation and sustainable management of their ecosystems.


1.⁠ ⁠Conservation and Restoration: ACES aims to protect and restore critical habitats, safeguarding the biodiversity within them. This includes the preservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems.

2.⁠ ⁠Community Empowerment: ACES recognizes the importance of local knowledge and community engagement in conservation efforts. By actively involving indigenous people and local communities, ACES ensures that their voices are heard, their rights are respected, and their livelihoods are supported.

3.⁠ ⁠Climate Justice and Policy Advocacy: ACES advocates for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, ecosystems, and natural resources threatened by large extractive companies including dams. ACES also support climate justice, highlighting the disproportionate impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities and advocating for policies that prioritize environmental sustainability and social equity. We also engage in policy discussions, promoting the inclusion of community knowledge and opinions to shape effective conservation strategies.

4.⁠ ⁠Sustainable Livelihoods: ACES recognizes that providing alternative livelihood opportunities is crucial for empowering communities and reducing pressures on natural resources. Through initiatives such as agroforestry, agroecology, and community enterprises, ACES supports sustainable economic activities that promote both conservation and community well-being.

Our Unique Approach

What sets ACES apart is its community-driven approach to conservation. ACES recognizes that sustainable solutions can only be achieved by engaging and empowering indigenous people and local communities who have a deep understanding of their ecosystems. By valuing and integrating community knowledge and interests, ACES ensures that conservation efforts are rooted in the needs and aspirations of the people who depend on the land and resources.
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