Tourism and Conservation

18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
27 Mar 2021

Ugandan elephants migrate to DRC.

By Ronald Musoke – this article was published by the Independent and somervillesustainableconservation   23 March 2021 – Ugandan elephants are migrating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]
17 Mar 2021

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations.

17 March 2021 – Air Charter Services has seen charter flight bookings soar for mining operations. Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), reports that the company has seen a […]
27 Feb 2021

African Parks and Zambian government vow to protect Kafue.

27 February 2021 – Non-Profit Organisation African Parks and the Zambian government has vowed to protect Kafue, one of Zambia’s prime national parks. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will […]
18 Feb 2021

The fisherwomen of Uganda

18 February 2021 – There is a fish farmer in Wakawaka in Uganda. Her name is Everline Auma.  Every day at 7:30am she signs in at work before launching a […]
9 Feb 2021

Gorongosa National Park joins Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity

09 February 2021 – The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique represents exceptional biological richness that must be protected at all costs. Gorongosa has joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, thereby becoming […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye firmly on the African tourism sector.

By L.M. Louw 11 February 2021 – Although there is the proverbial mountain to climb, WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye will be firmly on the African tourism sector. In the thaw of […]
6 Feb 2021

Mozambique can become a regional tourism leader.

By Charné Hundermark 06 February 2021 – In the aftermath of Covid-19 the tourism industry will once again become the backbone of African countries looking to diversify their economies. In […]
26 Jan 2021

Fencing-in could have killed 350 elephants in Botswana.

26 January 2021 – A UPled study by the University of Pretoria in South Africa has revealed that the fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in […]
2 Jan 2021

Funds approved for Uganda roads upgrade

02 January 2020 – The African Development Fund has approved funds worth USD71.5-million to upgrade roads in Uganda. These projects are expected to benefit close to one million people in […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]
25 Oct 2020

Kazungula bridge will boost trade

By LM Louw 25 October 2020 – The completion of the Kazungula bridge between Botswana and Zambia will not only boost bilateral trade but will also deepen regional co-operation in […]
20 Oct 2020

Global warming affects elephants in Gabon

By Boris Ngounou The article was first published by Afrik21 and somervillesustainableconservation 20 October 2020 – Climate change has a detrimental affect on the elephant population in the Lopé National […]
9 Oct 2020

Private sector to bolster conservation in Rwanda

04 October 2020 – In a significant move the Rwandan government has approved a draft for a new law that will enable private companies to venture into wildlife conservation for […]
29 Sep 2020

Tourism could kickstart Liberia’s economy

29 September 2020 – Nestled in nicely between Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire on the lush west coast of Africa, Liberia should be a top tourism destination in Africa. In […]
27 Sep 2020

The business of SDGs

Nyon, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2020 – Just 10 years are left to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and as one of the few sectors with links […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
17 Sep 2020

Conserving lions in the heart of Namibia

By Gail Thomson With input from Lise Hanssen, director of Kwando Carnivore Project. 17 September 2020 – The Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi) is a small strip of land that […]
8 Sep 2020

Hope for Pepperbark

08 September 2020 – As social and environmental issues become more important, there is increased pressure on extractive industries to preserve and conserve biodiversity and ecosystems. Sappi, the largest forestry […]
6 Sep 2020

Concerns over Chinese coal mining in Hwange National Park

By Tawanda Karombo First published by Africa Sustainable Conservation News 6 September 2020 – Zimbabwe is risking the environment and wildlife in its biggest game park after the government, already battling […]
29 Aug 2020

SA trophy hunting worth R1,98-billion

29 August 2020 – Trophy hunting is worth exceedingly more to the South African economy than thought before. A new study headed by Prof Peet van der Merwe of the […]
19 Aug 2020

Five countries join forces to fight poaching

Fight against cross-border poaching 18 August 2020 – The five partner countries of the Kavango Zambezi (Kaza) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), including Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, are committed […]
12 Aug 2020

Mosquito odour fights malaria

In Africa, malaria is a curse for local communities, travellers and for those working in Africa. The good news is that scientists have identified male mosquito-specific pheromones that influence mating […]
3 Aug 2020

Gold mine invests in conservation

Canadian gold miner B2Gold has launched a great initiative in support of conservation in Namibia. The company, that operates the Otjikoto mine in north central Namibia, introduced the Namibian Rhino […]
29 Jul 2020

Human-wildlife conflict on the rise in Tsavo

Covid-19 has placed enormous pressure on conservation and national parks around Africa and has resulted in increased tension and conflict between wildlife and communities surrounding national parks. According to an […]
24 Jul 2020

Nobu Hospitality expands into Morocco

Global lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has announced its continuing global expansion into Marrakech, Morocco. Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakech is […]
19 Jul 2020

CAR signs agreement to conserve Chinko

In April this year, non-profit organisation African Parks, signed a significant 25-year public-private partnership agreement with the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to conserve the entire Chinko basin, […]