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The Fight for Forests is Waging. Come Join Us!

All donations on this site will be made to the Wildlife Conservation Society to support its work in Zambia, particularly the programs of COMACO. WCS is a U.S. charitable organization exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To make a donation by phone, please call 800-250-1662, Mon-Sat 9:00- 5:00 ET. For questions or more information about WCS, please email us at einfo@wcs.org. For questions or information about COMACO, please contact Dale Lewis at dlewis@itswild.org.

If you prefer, you may contribute by mail:
Wildlife Conservation Society
Attn: Donations – Zambia (COMACO)
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460
USA

Please contact COMACO at donations@itswild.org so we can acknowledge and thank you for your donation.

The problem

Biodiversity loss and land degradation are closely linked to rural poverty and hunger, often aggravated by lack of markets or the wrong kind of markets that work counter to conservation. Rural families typically have little choice but to rely on the unsustainable, destructive use of natural resources for their livelihood.

Our solution

COMACO operates two distinct but interrelated components: a farmer support service that provides inputs and training on effective climate-smart agricultural practices for protecting soils and increasing yields while reducing threats to wildlife and habitat, and a business division that manufacturers and sells food products under the brand It's Wild!, offering smallholder farmers premium prices for their surplus harvest when compliance to conservation is demonstrated.

What sets us apart?

COMACO represents the largest scale intervention to conservation in Africa that combines development and business across rural landscapes surrounding national parks and national forests. Results show significant trends in reduced deforestation, fires and wildlife poaching. COMACO was founded with support from the WIldlife Conservation Society and remains a strategic partner to its conservation efforts. Learn more about COMACO's deal with farmers HERE