Community Conservation Fund Africa
the mantis conservation foundation
Our Planet. Our Gift. Our Responsibility.
As the official Mantis Foundation, the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), is a registered non-profit company (NPC), raising funds to support a variety of community conservation projects across Africa.
Founded in 2018, from the collaboration between Mantis and Accor, CCFA’s vision is to address social and environmental imbalances and to find sustainable, workable solutions to the growing global conservation crisis.
CCFA’s mantra: Our Planet, Our Gift, Our Responsibility, has become even stronger with a renewed focus on raising the funds needed to fulfil a reimagined conservation framework.
Conservation has been the cornerstone of all properties in the Mantis Collection. Our guests who visit our luxury hotels, eco-lodges and waterways, play a key role in supporting responsible travel. Mantis is committed to making a difference through legacy conservation projects, with initiatives that focus on sustainable conservation of wildlife and wilderness through community partnerships.
‘If you take the wildlife out of Africa there will be little to no tourism.’
Adrian Gardiner, Co-founder and Chairman of CCFA
Eco-tourism and sustainable travel depend on conserving the environment but, equally important, is integrating partnerships with local communities. There needs to be a mutually beneficial relationship between fauna, flora and communities to protect our natural assets. The biggest challenge in shifting the perspective of eco-tourism is the delicate balance of living in harmony with the environment. Education and collaboration remain key.
We know that sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference and, together with the community, we work on a blend of projects. These include: Environmental, conservation and agricultural initiatives, provision of water, skills training and development, land reform and leadership development.
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Making A Difference
‘You don’t need to save the world but you do need to make a difference.’
Through our projects and interventions, we are shifting mindsets to encourage people to become accountable for their actions and to help preserve our planet and its people.
Help make an even greater difference for Africa’s people, wildlife and wilderness areas where donations are channeled into our community-based legacy conservation project.
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