100 bloggers are writing a blog each over 100 days to raise funds for rhino conservation. Might the #justonerhino campaign show a way media and the travel industry can work together?
Is managed hunting part of the solution to the poaching of Southern Africa’s wildlife? And how does this fit with responsible tourism?
South Africa’s response to the poaching crisis affecting rhinoceros and other wild animals has lessons for anyone working in tourism – whatever issues they face.
Of all the misconceptions surrounding the rhino horn trade, the most common is that it’s all China’s fault. Read the studies, speak to experts, move away from knee-jerk reactions and the truth is China is not the worst culprit.
Done right, safari is a very powerful tool for combining conservation with community development. And when you look at the various industry awards announced each year, one name keeps being repeated – Wilderness Safaris.
The rhinoceros is almost extinct. Lions, elephants and tigers are at risk too. But flick through a travel brochure, or browse a website selling trips to see such wildlife, and there will be little, if any, reference to how desperate the situation has become.