conservation lab Archives - We Are Africa
18
May
2018
5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2018 CONSERVATION LAB

3 -min. read This year’s Conservation Lab was the biggest yet. Whether you couldn’t be there, or just want to reflect on an inspiring few days, here are our top takeaways from across the weekend…

10
Apr
2018
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS

4 -min. read Education: it’s what the future of conservation depends on. Melissa Twigg investigates how African hotels and lodge owners have taken it upon themselves to educate children about protecting our planet – and by extension, their communities – in order to bring in the next generation of conservationists.

Ila Safari Lodge's Boma – courtesy of Green Safaris
09
Jan
2018
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: CONSERVATION’S UNSUNG HEROES

3 -min. read Shout-out to the unsung heroes going above and beyond to conserve their ecosystems who are joining the We Are Africa tribe this year.

01
Nov
2017
CLASS OF 2017: CONSERVATION LAB YEARBOOK

< 1 -min. read We Are Africa’s fellow pioneers at the Conservation Lab have released their Yearbook for 2017, which profiles each and every one of the innovators and visionaries who made the Conservation Lab happen; plus, find video links to the talks, DISCUSS concepts, reflections from participants and more.

22
Aug
2017
ARE WE AT WAR?

4 -min. read ‘Conservation is war’ is a sentiment we often hear these days – and perhaps many readers will agree. But is it a war, or is it wishful thinking on behalf of those who want a decisive end to poaching? And if it is a war, do we really know who the enemy is?

08
Aug
2017
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

< 1 -min. read Watch an impressive collection of innovators, inventors and well-meaning philanthropists working together to push things forward at the Conservation Lab 2017.

02
May
2017
TEN TEASER INSIGHTS FROM THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

5 -min. read A flavour of the big hitters who worked together to forge innovative new conservation solutions at this year’s Conservation Lab.

06
Jan
2017
FROM MERMAID TO CRUSADE: TAKING UP THE CAUSE OF CONSERVING OUR OCEANS WITH HANLI PRINSLOO

7 -min. read Former freediving champion and founder of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, Hanli Prinsloo, tells us how to transform connection into conservation.

20
Oct
2016
REALITY CHECK: IMPROVE RETURNS TO THE LANDOWNER

3 -min. read Rob Moffett, Managing Director at Ongava Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd considers the challenges facing conservationists…

20
Oct
2016
EVOLVE AND ADAPT

2 -min. read Ralf Buckley, International Chair in Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, shares the lessons he learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.

20
Oct
2016
REWILDING PERCEPTIONS

5 -min. read Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen from Nanofasa Conservation Trust tells us what she discovered at this year’s Conservation Lab.

20
Oct
2016
THE ROAD AHEAD

4 -min. read Camilla Rhodes from Abercrombie & Kent gives us her considered insights following the first Conservation Lab this month.

21
Oct
2016
THE PERFECT PLAYGROUND

2 -min. read Benedetta Mazzini from Wild Places Safaris was one of the delegates at this year’s revamped Conservation Lab. She tells us what the experience meant to her…

21
Oct
2016
WE CANNOT DO IT DIVIDED

3 -min. read Beks Ndlovu from African Bush Camps shares the key insights he gained at the Conservation Lab 2016.

21
Oct
2016
KNOCKING THE EDGES OFF

3 -min. read Brent Stapelkamp, who studies and photographs lions as part of the Hwange Lion Research Project in Zimbabwe, reflects on what he learned from his first un-conference experience at the Conservation Lab 2016.

21
Oct
2016
WINNING THE CONSERVATION WAR

5 -min. read Gilad Goren, founder of Travel+SocialGood and one of the delegates at Conservation Lab 2016, tells us what he learned at this year’s un-conference when it comes to winning the conservation war in Africa.

04
May
2016
A SHAPESHIFTING EVENT

3 -min. read Les Carlisle, andBeyond’s Group Conservation Manager and Rhinos Without Borders’ Project Manager, tells us about his experience of the Conservation Lab 2016.

21
Oct
2016
THE CONSERVATION LAB 2016 KICKS OFF

5 -min. read SPARK talks, team talks and meeting of minds signify the start of the new ‘un-conference’ model for the Conservation Lab 2016.

15
Apr
2016
HARDLY A WALK IN THE PARK

7 -min. read Virunga National Park’s Director, Emmanuel de Merode, on why tourism is the key to securing its future.

29
Mar
2016
CONSERVATION LAB 2016: STAR PLAYERS

6 -min. read The newly reimagined Conservation Lab is a progressive two-day un-conference event of its own, created to bring together 50 influencers in the travel industry with 50 luminaries from the conservation world. Meet some of our star players…

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