Our Vision, Mission and Values

The Lewis Foundation

“Catalysing Critical Conservation Collaborations”


“A South African society that is actively committed to conserving nature and protecting animals.”


“The Lewis Foundation provides catalytic support to strategic nature-based initiatives, leveraged through collaboration and partnerships.”


  • Committed – to the purpose of the Foundation.
  • Courageous, ethical leadership – to seek out opportunities and actively shape a better future through informed, responsible risk taking.
  • Collaborative – catalysing partnerships, fostering multiple perspectives and accommodating diverse expertise.
  • Innovative and flexible – proactively adapt to future trends and needs.
  • Accountable – for transparent good governance
  • Integrity – open, honest and sincere
  • Excellence – the pursuit of best practice and execution to the best of our ability
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