The African Wildlife Economy Institute at Stellenbosch University

A leading academic thinktank in Africa for research, engagement, and learning on wildlife economies

In partnership with Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation

Impactful research to restore African landscapes through wildlife economies

  • Delivering nature conservation, climate resilience, improved livelihoods, and community well-being 

  • Strengthening the enabling environment for sustainable wildlife economies

  • Promoting best practice for responsible and inclusive wildlife enterprises


Africa's wildlife is under threat from persistent rural poverty and rising urban prosperity in the face of systemic shortcomings in governance and management. If Africa's wildlife is to be conserved it must be recognised and governed as the unique and valuable asset that it is, and it must be managed for the benefit of Africa's people.

Stellenbosch University

AWEI is an academic unit of the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The InstituteAWEI collaborates with faculties and departments across the University and with universities and research institutions across the continent and beyond.

Oppenheimer Generations Research & Conservation

AWEI is partnering with Oppenheimer Generations  Research & Conservation ogrcto scale up impactful research on wildlife economies across Africa.

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