Mantis spotlights conservation projects in Africa
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Our gift, our planet, our responsibility.

Mantis is a collection of awards winning, privately owned, managed and branded 5-star properties and lodges located around the world, across all 7 continents.

The brand is the ambassador of the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), a non-profit organization (NGO), which aims to amplify both Groups’ commitment towards preventing the accelerating decline of Africa’s wildlife and bringing together 3 internationally renowned conservation organizations - Wilderness Foundation, Tusk Trust and African Park.

Raising awareness and funds for community conservation in Africa


On January 29th at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), a non-profit company set up by Accor and Mantis Group, was hosting a performance of ‘My Father’s Coat’ by South African born historian and storyteller, Michael Charlton. All proceeds went to CCFA to help fund its ongoing work and projects that aim to preserve Arica’s wildlife for future generations.

“My Father’s Coat” weaves together the lives of 5 prominent characters from South Africa’s past - Gandhi, Mandela, Mzilikazi, Rhodes and Smuts - into a unique and layered narrative that explores the history of South Africa. Michael Charlton had also highlighted how and why the people of South Africa have contributed to the current conservation crisis.  He offered supportive solutions, such as projects funded by CCFA, that aim to prevent these catastrophic human actions and behaviours from playing out in the future.

The Tusk Conservation Awards

Late last year, the CCFA also supported the well-known Tusk Conservation Awards that where established 7 years ago and are part of the Tusk Trust. The trust was created in 1990 as a response to the poaching crisis in Africa, which pushed black rhino to the brink of extiction and saw 100,000 elephants slaughtered each year. Since then, Tusk has become a highly effective and efficient force in African wildlife conservation.

It has developed a strong reputation for its work in conservation, buoyed by the high level of support and involvement of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who became its Royal Patron in 2005.

In late 2019, representatives of Mantis and Accor, including COO Northern Europe, Thomas Dubaere, attended the annual Tusk Conservation Awards in London. Mantis supported the awards by sponsoring 3 nights’ accommodation for the 5 nominees and the CEO of Mantis, Paul Gardiner, hosted a pre-awards dinner for all nominees. The Awards celebrate people whose work may otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields but who work with wildlife and communities in Africa to safeguard the future for us all.

Find out more about the awards and the 2019 winners online

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