How to translate awareness into action, especially with regard to the role of the travel industry, was a topic on everyone’s lips at the 2017 Conservation Lab. We caught up with Africa Geographic’s Simon Espley to get his take.
Our 2017 Yearbook 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.
The subject of how to successfully and sensitively integrate local communities into conservation efforts was a recurring theme at the 2017 Conservation Lab. We caught up with Christabelle Peech, who works on behalf of The Hide Community Trust, The Hide Safari Camp and Hwange National Park, to get her take.
Much to the irritation of his opponents, outspoken palaeonthropologist-cum-conservationist-cum-politician Richard Leakey is not done yet. Ahead of his talk at the Conservation Lab, he spoke to Katie Palmer about climate change, ivory burning and the perspective-shifting power of TV.
From around midday on Saturday, residents of Stellenbosch might have noticed unusual numbers of conservation, travel, technology, behavioural sciences, philanthropy and government experts making their way to the picturesque Spier Wine Farm…
We’re beyond honoured and excited to announce not only his participation, but that this year’s Conservation Lab will also open with a Team Talk from Dr Richard Leakey himself.