Tourism and Conservation

30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
30 Nov 2021

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda In the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken, 30 white rhinos have been introduced to Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The rhinos were sourced […]
19 Nov 2021

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas A new study indicates efforts to protect antelopes and other species in central Africa might be more successful if less land […]
17 Nov 2021

African hotels move away from diverse partnership models

African hotels move away from diverse partnership models Covid-19 has turned the business model of traditional hotels on its head. Here’s what the future holds.   By Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice-President […]
15 Nov 2021

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict

Translocating desert lions to prevent human-wildlife conflict Human-wildlife conflict in the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia costs local communal conservancies tens of thousands of Namibian dollars per year. The main […]
14 Nov 2021

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and […]
27 Oct 2021

New chapter for funding sustainable projects

New chapter for funding sustainable projects A new chapter has opened for commercial funding of sustainability projects, writes Khurshid Fazel and Karen Couzyn from Webber Wentzel Innovative funding for sustainability […]
20 Oct 2021

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth The second in a two-part series, this article considers ways that East African countries can strategically plan to avoid potential environmental and social harm […]
19 Oct 2021

How light can be used to prevent malaria

How light can be used to prevent malaria By Tatjana Baleta.   Light dictates life. It was this idea that Dr Bernard Coetzee pondered over cups of tea with fellow ecologists […]
14 Oct 2021

New water treatment plant will benefit Botswana’s economy

New water treatment plant will benefit Botswana’s economy A new, multi-stage water treatment plant, which will be built in Kasane in the northern region of Botswana, will greatly benefit the […]
4 Oct 2021

Investing in nature is a development opportunity

Investing in nature is a development opportunity The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon […]
28 Sep 2021

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development

Wildlife conservation can boost Africa’s economic development Sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies are critical to the future of wildlife conservation in Africa. However, there is a lack of knowledge of […]
23 Sep 2021

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need […]
13 Sep 2021

Collaboration and technology can make SA water secure

13 September 2021 – Water is one of South Africa’s scarcest and most critical resources. However, collaboration and technology can make South Africa water secure.       Water is one of […]
8 Sep 2021

Sheraton unveils newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti

08 September 2021 – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands, unveiled newly transformed spaces at Sheraton Djibouti. The 185-room hotel is the first Sheraton […]
31 Aug 2021

The festival that got South African tour guides back on their feet

31 August 2021 – What happens when you’re a tour guide and the world ‘locks down’? You experience no income for 61 weeks – or more. This was the reality […]
13 Aug 2021

Joburg gets red hot with opening of Africa’s second Radisson RED hotel

13 August 2021 – The cool barometer of Johannesburg’s already vibrant Rosebank district has hit RED hot with the opening of Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank. The first Radisson RED hotel […]
12 Aug 2021

US to donate USD10-million for wildlife conservation in Mozambique’s Niassa

12 August 2021 – According to the United States embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, the US will donate USD10-million for wildlife conservation in Mozambique’s Niassa reserve The United States will donate […]
8 Aug 2021

One of the world’s rarest chameleons found clinging to survival

02 August 2021 – Chapman’s pygmy chameleon, long feared to be extinct in the wild, has been found surviving in patches of rainforest in Malawi. The study was published recently […]
28 Jul 2021

Radisson debuts in Djibouti

28 July 2021 – The Radisson Hotel Group has made its debut in a new African market with the signing of Radisson Hotel Djibouti, in partnership with Salaam Properties.   […]
18 Jul 2021

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

Calls to remove Selous Game Reserve from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 18 July 2021 – The development of the Rufiji […]
15 Jul 2021

Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods

By the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Research 15 July 2021 – Research by the University of Johannesburg has found that wild fruits from Southern Africa show good potential to supplement […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
21 Jun 2021

Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
7 Jun 2021

DRC lost more than 5% of primary forest between 2002 and 2020

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/ 07 June 2021 – According to University of Maryland data, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lost more than 5% of its primary […]
30 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 30 May 2021 – French executives accompanying President Macron on his two-day visit to Rwanda, have identified the country as one of […]
22 May 2021

Marriott Hotels announces its debut in Nigeria.

22 May 2021 – Marriott Hotels (www.Marriott.com) this week announced its debut in Nigeria with the opening of the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja. The hotel reflects the newest global design […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]