4 -min. readFind out why – and how – camps and lodges in Botswana are barely leaving footprints behind them in the building and maintenance of their properties.
3 -min. readFrom the Zabbaleens collecting rubbish, to the creations of Egyptian art guru dina Amin, it’s time for the hospitality industry to meet – and learn from – the new upcycling experts who’re combatting throwaway culture by turning garbage into ‘gold’.
3 -min. readFrom the hand-breaking of individual stones to the recycling of waste water, find out how Bawah Island is going the extra eco-mile to breathe life into its surroundings.
8 -min. readFrom using basil grown in a Brooklyn parking lot to farm-to-table produce, there are plenty of ways to achieve the ‘fresh’ results that the progressive world demands of its food. James Davidson investigates how hotels can up their sustainable food game
– without scrimping on quality or flavour.
1 -min. readWatch what happened when two of the industry’s staunchest anti-hunters (and photographic safari owners) shared a stage with two proud trophy hunters for the very first time at Conservation Lab 2018 – a truly seminal moment for conservation.
5 -min. readDiscover how ‘swiping right’ took on a whole new meaning when a conservation plea from the last male northern white rhino in existence hit Tinder newsfeeds.
1 -min. readGabon boasts incredible wildlife, beautiful beaches and plentiful natural resources – so why isn’t it a tourist hotspot? In the wake of his keynote speech at Conservation Lab 2018, we spoke to Professor Lee White to hear his vision for West Africa’s ultimate hidden gem.
1 -min. readThis year saw the incredible Black Mambas – Africa’s only all-female anti-poaching unit – make their very first appearance at the Conservation Lab. Watch our exclusive interview conducted by conservationist (and Black Mambas superfan!) Holly Budge.
8 -min. readWe spoke to Dr Delphine King, director of The Long Run, an international community of nature-based tourism businesses. She tells us how sustainability is integral to the future of tourism, and what steps travel businesses need to take to start making a noticeable difference.
6 -min. readPlastic: it’s by far the most concerning threat to the environment – one that’s not gone unnoticed by influencers and the industry’s most forward-thinking hoteliers. Get inspired by the visionaries who are taking action to right the world’s previous wrongs and build a more sustainable future.
3 -min. readThis 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…
3 -min. readTo prepare you for the third edition of Conservation Lab, here is our go-to guide to getting the most out of the roof-raising discussions about to take the conservation world by storm.
8 -min. readWe caught up with andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation, along with their CEOs, Joss Kent and Dereck Joubert, to find out more about how they’re working together to save the rhinos with their joint initiative, Rhinos Without Borders.
2 -min. readSerge Dive, founder of Beyond Luxury Media and Conservation Lab, shares his vision for this year’s edition, including what to expect; what will be explored; and the special relationship between travel and conservation.
1 -min. readIn a bid to break the impasse around the role of trophy hunting in Africa, Colin Bell, Ian Michler, Paul Stones and Stuart Dorrington will lead a two-sided debate at the 2018 Conservation Lab. Their aim? To collaborate on a document that will aid conservation efforts continent wide.
4 -min. readAnton Crone explains why volunteers wanting to change the world should start by changing they way they travel.
3 -min. readWith just weeks to go until the third edition of Conservation Lab, get in the sustainable spirit with our sneak peek of five things not to miss, from groundbreaking debates to screenings and keynotes.
4 -min. readThe more we understand, respect and support people living closer to the wild, the better we’ll be able to conserve our environment together, argues Anton Crone.
4 -min. readMeat production is responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions – that’s more than the world’s cars, trains and planes put together. Make it your New Year resolution to contribute to the solution.
6 -min. readDereck and Beverly Joubert are undoubtedly ‘children of Africa’. The husband and wife duo use films to change attitudes on a scale they cannot do through tourism alone.
4 -min. readThe call to ban photographic entries using bait begs the question: what is baiting wildlife photographers? Is it the reward of capturing an incredible image, or of immersing oneself in the wild?
5 -min. readThe best luxury hotels have a sustainable ethos at the heart of their design, proving that putting the environment first doesn’t mean scrimping on style.
7 -min. readExclusive island resorts have evolved from sun-drenched dens of the rich and famous to philanthropic vehicles that support local communities and protect and preserve the surrounding environment.
2 -min. readAs part of the our ongoing commitment to furthering conservation efforts across the continent and beyond, we’ll be hosting community leaders Dickson Kaelo and Daniel Sopia at the 2018 Conservation Lab.
4 -min. readThanks to an emergence of digital apps, everyone from rangers on the ground in the wilderness to urban foodies and gamers are putting their thumbs to work saving our planet’s wildlife. Here are five nifty tools that caught our eye.
4 -min. readAnton Crone discovers the deadly effects of food waste and discovers why eating ‘rubbish’ is good for people, planet and profit.