“It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.” David Attenborough
Neither humans, nor lions, can survive in isolation; both are reliant on functional ecosystems. As such, we seek to engage in activities that conserve all of Africa’s wild species, and the ecosystems within which they live, and on which we rely.
ALERT also recognizes that biodiversity and human well-being are intrinsically linked. Biodiversity contributes to essential aspects of our daily lives; food and energy provision, security, and clean water, as well as providing for recreational and cultural activities. Biodiversity provides resistance to natural disasters and the spread of zoonotic diseases, and may be the source of as yet undiscovered foods and medicines.