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.

18
Jul
2018
THE GARBAGE MEN, THE GIRL AND THE GOAL

3 -min. read From 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’.

01
Jul
2018
A STORY OF PROGRESS AND PRODUCE

8 -min. read From 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.

27
Jun
2018
INSIDE THE CONSERVATION LAB: LEE WHITE ON THE FUTURE OF GABON

1 -min. read Gabon 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.

21
Jun
2018
IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN: DR DELPHINE KING ON THE SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

8 -min. read We 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.

mage from the series Plástico, filmed by Coke Bartrina; art direction Nuria Val / original concept by Pepi de Boissieu
13
Jun
2018
INFLUENCE: PLASTIC IS NOT FANTASTIC

6 -min. read Plastic: 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.

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.

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