In 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.
Serge 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.
Anton Crone explains why volunteers wanting to change the world should start by changing they way they travel.
With 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.
The 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.
Meat 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.
Dereck 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.
The 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?
The 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.
Exclusive 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.
As 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.
Thanks 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.
Anton Crone discovers the deadly effects of food waste and discovers why eating ‘rubbish’ is good for people, planet and profit.
Two years after the world was captivated by Oscar-nominated film Virunga, Park Director Emmanuel de Merode explains why tourism is the key to bringing change to the park’s wildlife and communities.
Juliet Kinsman spotlights the direct-action disruptors and forward-looking travel brands eschewing a softly-softly approach and asking travellers to get their hands dirty.
Richard Holmes explores the stargazing opportunities in the remote corner of southwestern Namibia, the home to one of just 11 internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserves.
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.
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.
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?
Plastics are one of the biggest environmental threats – predictions are that if nothing changes by 2025 there will be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the ocean. So how can the travel industry help?
The story of how, using money raised from their guests, two activist bear-viewing companies spearheaded a successful campaign to end grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia.
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 how conservation goals can be achieved with bucketloads of perseverance and collaboration…
Be Good is a series that uncovers travel projects that are not simply paying lip service to the growing importance of doing the right thing. First up is a man who’s fighting against marine pollution by making ‘bottle boats’.
We’ve covered the killing of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horn, but it seems there is a new animal under threat: the hippo, the unexpected victim of a most barbaric practice.
With a few exceptions, conservation has traditionally been seen as a man’s world. However, an emerging generation of determined African women are flipping the script and bringing new solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges. Diana Odero and Olivia Squire meet a few of these pioneers.
Let’s put the wild back into the wilderness: Alladale founder Paul Lister is on a rewilding mission to restore balance to the fragile Scottish ecosystem – he explains why support from tourism is a crucial tool in turning his dream into a reality.
Rich Pearce from Africa Geographic shares the key insights he gained at the Conservation Lab 2017.