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.
We’re reeling from another incredible Conservation Lab in which the most significant names in conservation, travel, technology, behavioural sciences, philanthropy, government and community came together to move the conservation conversation forwards.
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.
The giraffe population has plummeted from an estimated 157,000 to 97,000 in 20 years, with some calling it a silent extinction. But new studies about this misunderstood creature may enhance conservation efforts to protect it.
Former freediving champion and founder of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, Hanli Prinsloo, tells us how to transform connection into conservation.
Anton Crone on how tourists can make a difference by avoiding facilities that exploit animals and focusing on tours where they can appreciate animals in their natural element.
Beyond Luxury Media has launched the second Conservation Lab, taking place from 29 April – 1 May 2017. Find out more and apply to take part now.
Many wouldn’t associate wolves with Africa, which is perhaps part of the reason the Ethiopian wolf is becoming endangered, reports Anton Crone.
This week a proposal to list all African elephants as Endangered Species was rejected at CITES, despite the fact that this would have effectively prohibited international trade in ivory, reports Anton Crone.
In one of the most significant translocations of wildlife in history, 500 elephants and over 1,500 heads of various other species are being translocated in Malawi on a journey of more than 300km that will replenish the depleted wildlife population of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.
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.
Beks Ndlovu from African Bush Camps shares the key insights he gained at the Conservation Lab 2016.
After attending the first Conservation Lab un-conference in 2016, Rob Moffett, Managing Director at Ongava Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd considers
Sharon Gilbert-Rivett, Marketing Consultant at Fair Trade Tourism, shares the lessons she learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.
Ralf Buckley, International Chair in Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, shares the lessons he learned at this year’s Conservation Lab.
Camilla Rhodes from Abercrombie & Kent gives us her considered insights following the first Conservation Lab this month.
Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen from Nanofasa Conservation Trust tells us what she discovered at this year’s Conservation Lab.
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…
Graham Boynton, Travel Editor for Newsweek, asks some of the travel industry’s key players in conservation and community how they think we can fight our way back…
Les Carlisle, andBeyond’s Group Conservation Manager and Rhinos Without Borders’ Project Manager, tells us about his experience of the Conservation Lab 2016.
SPARK talks, team talks and meeting of minds signify the start of the new ‘un-conference’ model for the Conservation Lab 2016.