ACP appreciates supporting funds from many organizations over the years. They include the Leverhulme Trust, Ford Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Royal Little, Charles Nichols, Charles Lindbergh Foundation, Kleiberg Foundation, East African Wildlife Society, World Wildlife Fund, Paul Gunther Fund, Griffiths Foundation, Edward John Noble Foundation, Textron Charitable Trust, Mary Livingstone Griggs Foundation,South Branch Foundation,Swedish Academy of Sciences, Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, Pew Foundation, W. Alton Jones Foundation.National Geographical Society, JRS Biodiversity Foundation and most especially the Liz Claiborne Ortenberg Foundation in recent years.
The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation is a private body devoted to the conservation of nature and the amelioration of human distress. The Foundation seeks to redress the breakdown in the processes linking nature and humanity. It concerns itself particularly with matters of species extinction, habitat destruction and fragmentation, resource depletion and resource waste. It favors solutions that directly benefit local communities and serve as exemplars for saving species and wildlands. It recognizes the imperative to reconcile nature preservation with human needs and aspirations.
COLLABORATING INDIVIDUALS & INSTITUTIONS
ACP activities rest on a small core team of four to six field, research and analytical staff at any one time. Rather than build up a large team and develop a research center as its activities have grown over the years, ACP has chosen to work in conjunction with individuals and organizations who bring the best skills to research and conservation. The collaborators are far too numerous to name here but are acknowledged in ACP reports, articles and books.
ACP also established the African Conservation Centre in Nairobi to expand its training, research and conservation activities nationally and regionally in Africa. ACC provides the administrative and technical support for ACP to operate with little overhead. Through its close affiliation with ACC, ACP is able to play a wider and more effective role in conservation across Africa than its primary work in Amboseli.
Over the years ACP has worked closely with many national and international organizations. The most notable include Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya ministries of wildlife, tourism and the environment, Ford Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Nairobi. Community-based organizations include the AmboseliTsavo Group Ranch Conservation Association, the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust and South Rift Association of Landowners. Non-government organizations include East African Wildlife Society, African Wildlife Foundation and World Wildlife Fund. International institutions include the World Bank, UNESCO, US AID, EU and NASA. Universities include Kenyatta, Moi, Leicester, University of California San Diego, Yale, Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, University of York and McGill. Other institutions include the National Museums of Kenya, Cincinnati Zoo, Zoological Society of San Diego, Missouri Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Beijer Institute and Rockefeller Foundation.