23
Oct
2017
AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC’S SIMON ESPLEY ON TRANSLATING AWARENESS INTO ACTION

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.

28
Aug
2017
ARE WE AT WAR?

‘Conservation is war’ is a sentiment we often hear these days – and perhaps many readers will agree. But is it a war, or is it wishful thinking on behalf of those who want a decisive end to poaching? And if it is a war, do we really know who the enemy is?

10
Aug
2017
FIGHTING OUR WAY BACK AT THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

Watch an impressive collection of innovators, inventors and well-meaning philanthropists working together to push things forward at the Conservation Lab 2017.

23
Jun
2017
TALKING COMMUNITIES AND CONSERVATION WITH CHRISTABELLE PEECH

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.

02
May
2017
“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

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.

01
May
2017
TEN TEASER INSIGHTS FROM THE CONSERVATION LAB 2017

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.

30
Apr
2017
WE CAN FIGHT OUR WAY FORWARD

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…

25
Jan
2017
THE 2017 CONSERVATION LAB IS COMING IN HOT

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.

04
Jan
2017
THE TALLEST ANIMAL ON EARTH IS STRANGELY OVERLOOKED

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.

28
Dec
2016
FROM MERMAID TO CRUSADE: TAKING UP THE CAUSE OF CONSERVING OUR OCEANS WITH HANLI PRINSLOO

Former freediving champion and founder of I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, Hanli Prinsloo, tells us how to transform connection into conservation.