conservation – We Are Africa
TK makes the crowd crack up at FUSE 2018
27
Jun
2018
FUSE 2018: ENERGISING THE FUTURE WITH TSHEKEDI KHAMA

1 -min. read There’s no one in African politics quite like Tshekedi ‘TK’ Khama – which is why he made for a sensational speaker at FUSE 2018. We caught up with the man himself after his roof-raising keynote for a fascinating discussion on conservation models and the future of travel in Africa.

Okavango Delta
20
Jun
2018
ENVIRONMENTAL RICHES

6 -min. read With its high-value, low-volume policy, Botswana is a ‘jewel of Africa’ in more ways than one; but with the government working closely with the tourism industry and reinvesting a third of profits to empower conservation, its model is one other countries could afford to follow, says Melissa Twigg.

Hitesh Mehta
10
May
2018
LIGHTING A FUSE: MEET HITESH MEHTA, MULTI-AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT AND ECO-DESIGNER

2 -min. read In the third of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, multi-award-winning architect, eco-designer and President of HM Design tells us why eco-planning is crucial to the future of luxury travel in Africa.

Holly Budge
24
Apr
2018
LIGHTING A FUSE: MEET HOLLY BUDGE, ARTIST, ADVENTURER AND CONSERVATIONIST

3 -min. read In the second of our series spotlighting this year’s FUSE un-conference speakers, artist and adventurer Holly Budge explains how her passion for conservation led her to the top of Mount Everest, and how luxury travel can play a vital role.

Tshekedi Khama
18
Apr
2018
A KEYNOTE LIKE NO OTHER: TSHEKEDI KHAMA, BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT MINISTER AND PASSIONATE CONSERVATIONIST

3 -min. read Introducing our keynote speaker for FUSE 2018: Tshekedi Khama, dedicated conservationist and Botswana Government Minister. Read how his pioneering work has helped light the fuse for high-end ecotourism.

Baby pangolin – via Rainforest Rescue
06
Mar
2018
PROTECTING PANGOLINS, SCALES N ALL

3 -min. read As the world’s most trafficked mammal, the unassuming pangolin might not fit the title ‘endangered – but valid concern for this mammal’s survival has hit now the fan. Heather Richardson fills us in on how tourism and the travel community can protect our scaly friend.

02
Mar
2018
MEET THE AFRICAN PIONEERS SAYING BYE BYE TO PLASTIC

5 -min. read Plastic: it’s no small fish to fry. Richard Holmes introduces us to the African travel pioneers who’re leading the way by cutting down their single-use plastic consumption.

13
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: HOW ULTIMATE SAFARIS FUEL CONSERVATION THROUGH EXPERIENCES

3 -min. read Innovation Awards season is well underway – so ahead of this year’s ceremony in May, we’re catching up with last year’s victors. First up: Ultimate Safaris, creators of wonderful Namibian itineraries (and worthy winners of the Experience AFRICA award).

03
Feb
2018
HOW NATURE TOURISM SAVED WALKER BAY’S EXTRAORDINARY FYNBOS

4 -min. read Heather Richardson tells the inspirational tale of how nature tourism revived the almost barren landscape surrounding Grootbos, a luxury lodge a few hours away from Cape Town. See what how conservation goals can be achieved with bucketloads of perseverance and collaboration…

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – by Michael Buckner / via Variety
01
Feb
2018
CONSERVATIONIST PIN-UPS: HOW EFFECTIVE IS CELEBRITY-DRIVEN CONSERVATION MARKETING?

5 -min. read Conservation is the “sexy cause of the moment”: countless celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon to help rescue animal kingdoms – but even with their international reach, are their efforts beneficial – or even appropriate – to the cause at hand?

Qorokwe
26
Dec
2017
QOROKWE RAMPS UP DELTA LUXURY

3 -min. read Wilderness Safaris is ending 2017 on a high note with the opening of a brand-new camp, Qorokwe, in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta.

Ila Safari Lodge's Boma – courtesy of Green Safaris
11
Dec
2017
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.

30
Oct
2017
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE: AT ONE WITH NATURE

4 -min. read It’s time to introduce you all to three more new tribe members: allow us to introduce We Are Africa’s new, nature-loving exhibitors who allow their guests to unleash their wonderlust for the elements.

05
Oct
2017
CONSERVATION LAB 2017: FIVE WAYS TO ADDRESS THE CONSERVATION FUNDING SHORTFALL

2 -min. read Our fellow pioneers at the 2017 Conservation Lab gathered a panel of leading thinkers in the African conservation sector to discuss the funding shortfall in conservation, identifying five areas worthy of exploration for conservationists, travel brands and the two working in tandem – read the full report here.

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.

27
Jul
2017
CHATTING COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION WITH SAMWEL BROWN LENGALAI

4 -min. read Samwel ‘Brown’ Lengalai is a proud Samburu and popular guide at Loisaba Tented Camp. We chat about his journey in tourism and role as a community ambassador.

Fabrice Monteiro
18
Jul
2017
FUTURE SHOCK: FABRICE MONTEIRO’S PROPHETIC SPIRITS WARN OF KEEPING COMPLACENT

4 -min. read Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy is an ongoing body of work giving key environmental issues the repulsive makeover they deserve.

13
Jul
2017
THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF RHINO NOTCHING

4 -min. read andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation’s new rhino notching project is an entirely new experience of giving, as well as a wonderful example of putting competition aside to achieve conservation success.

11
Jul
2017
A RIVER DAMNED: CHOKING THE ZAMBEZI RIVER

3 -min. read Solar and wind power, coupled with a sense of environmental responsibility, are the best option for an electrified future. Yet still, a river is being dammed.

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