sustainability – We Are Africa
Photo by Mario Purisic
04
Jul
2018
THE POWER OF UBUNTU

6 -min. read The word Ubuntu translates as ‘humanity’ – a sense of belonging, consideration, trust and respect for one another. Juliet Kinsman examines how we should consider this a cornerstone when creating life-enhancing environments — both for those who work in travel, and the people taking trips.

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.

Doing well by doing good at Wolwedans – courtesy of the Wolwedans Foundation
19
Jan
2018
DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

3 -min. read Richard Holmes introduces the Wolwedans Foundation Trust, a stellar example of how to walk the walk when it comes bringing tangible benefits to the local community.

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.

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.

14
Jun
2017
DR RICHARD LEAKEY INSPIRES AT FUSE

1 -min. read Hit play on Dr. Richard Leakey’s INSPIRE talk at FUSE, We Are Africa’s inaugural un-conference.

30
May
2017
UNCOVERING ETHIOPIA WITH SIMIEN LODGE’S NICK CRANE

12 -min. read Ethiopia is one of the most talked-about African destinations of 2017. Simien Lodge’s Nick Crane tells us what Ethiopia has to offer the modern traveller.

01
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.

31
Mar
2017
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE TRUST USES TOURISM TO PROTECT ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE

4 -min. read Wilderness Safaris has launched the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, an independent entity supporting wildlife management, research and education projects.

12
Jan
2017
PROTECTING THE CAPE’S BIG CATS WITH THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST

4 -min. read Cape Leopards still roam wild, seen only by dedicated researchers working for the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT), a not-for-profit conserving the threatened cats.

12
Dec
2016
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.

31
May
2016
WILDERNESS VENTURES INTO THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

5 -min. read Wilderness Safaris’ CEO Keith Vincent tells us more about what we can expect when Bisate Lodge in Rwanda opens in mid-2017.

26
May
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.

25
May
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
May
2016
THE ROAD AHEAD

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

19
May
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…

18
May
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.

16
May
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.

12
May
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.

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