Black Mambas at Conservation Lab 2018
23
May
2018
5 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2018 CONSERVATION LAB

3 -min. read This 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…

14
May
2018
LET’S TALK STRATEGY: AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVE BENNETT, CHIEF OF SALES AT WILDERNESS SAFARIS

7 -min. read Katie Palmer caught up with the Chief of Sales at Wilderness, Dave Bennett, to talk business strategy, and to find out how their workforce, properties and financial make-up are living embodiments of their brand’s ethos.

18
May
2018
DEBATING THE ROLE OF TROPHY HUNTING IN AFRICA AT THE 2018 LAB

2 -min. read 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.

23
Mar
2018
THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE

2 -min. read 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.

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

3 -min. read 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
Sep
2017
CLASS OF 2017: CONSERVATION LAB YEARBOOK

1 -min. read Our 2017 Yearbook profiles each and every one of the innovators and visionaries who made the Conservation Lab happen; plus, find video links to the talks, DISCUSS concepts, reflections from participants and more.

23
Jun
2017
TALKING COMMUNITIES AND CONSERVATION WITH CHRISTABELLE PEECH

7 -min. read 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.

17
Aug
2018
“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

8 -min. read 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.

05
May
2017
WE CAN FIGHT OUR WAY FORWARD

5 -min. read 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…

05
May
2017
THE 2017 CONSERVATION LAB IS COMING IN HOT

2 -min. read 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.

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