09
Mar
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.

07
Mar
2018
PROTECTING PANGOLINS, SCALES ‘N’ ALL

4 -min. read 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.

05
Mar
2018
CONSERVATIONIST PIN-UPS: HOW EFFECTIVE IS CELEBRITY-DRIVEN CONSERVATION MARKETING?

5 -min. read 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?

02
Mar
2018
THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTIC

5 -min. read 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?

27
Feb
2018
HOW TRAVEL SPELLED THE END OF GRIZZLY BEAR HUNTING IN BC

4 -min. read 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.

26
Feb
2018
HOW NATURE TOURISM SAVED WALKER BAY’S EXTRAORDINARY FYNBOS

4 -min. read 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…

23
Feb
2018
BE GOOD: THE YOUNG CAMEROONIAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ON A VOYAGE OF CHANGE

4 -min. read 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’.

19
Feb
2018
UNEXPECTED VICTIMS: THE POACHING PROBLEM WITH HIPPOS

3 -min. read 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.

Environmentalist Matt Mellen visits Alladale Wilderness Reserve – via theeuropeannaturetrust.com
20
Nov
2017
RESURRECTING WILD PLACES

6 -min. read 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 at Conservation Lab 2017
10
Nov
2017
A POWERFUL WAKE-UP CALL

3 -min. read Rich Pearce from Africa Geographic shares the key insights he gained at the Conservation Lab 2017.

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