CA recognizes that mineral exploration and development activities have an impact on biodiversity and that mining operations provides opportunity for biodiversity conservation. CA collaborates with extractive industries to incorporate strategies for biodiversity conservation into their mining plans to reduce the adverse impacts on the environment and fringe communities. Our Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programmes (BBOP) bring together a large group of organisations to challenge the historical assumption that the social and economic benefits of development projects must inevitably result in a net loss of biodiversity.


– Private Sector Engagement

CA works in partnership with donors, governments, multilateral organisations, foundations, universities, businesses and other NGOs to help them understand the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of their work and to identify lessons for future programs and policies. We undertake rigorous evaluations and equip organisations and projects with robust monitoring and evaluation systems. Our experts have conducted more than 100 evaluations for a range of clients, including Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (NGRL), A Rocha Ghana among others. We also help improve the performance of government agencies, organisations and projects through our innovative tools and experience in strategic management and performance improvement.


– Community Biodiversity Use

The absence of mechanisms for decision-makers to systematically consider the material and symbolic roles that nature plays in people’s daily lives can result in interventions or policies that alienate communities from, or restrict access to resources. These can, in turn, disrupt traditional land and resource management practices, and as a consequence undermine livelihoods and threaten critically important species, habitats and ecosystem services, and the relations people have with nature.

CA seeks to contribute to the sustainable use of nature by working with communities to document the benefits and values of the material and cultural uses of biodiversity, identify where biodiversity benefits (and costs) are located in the landscape, and how these benefits are realised and distributed.