Tourism and Conservation

13 Aug 2022

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy Africa is drawing from its own lessons as it works toward land degradation neutrality (LDN), with the Southern African Development Community […]
12 Aug 2022

SA hybrid hotel group adds more properties to growing portfolio

SA hybrid hotel group adds more properties to growing portfolio Hospitality Group Curiocity Africa has added two new properties to their portfolio in Blouberg in the Western Cape of South […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
2 Aug 2022

Batoka ready to open refurbished Zambezi Sands River Lodge

Batoka ready to open refurbished Zambezi Sands River Lodge ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Batoka Hospitality, a luxury ecotourism and community development group, is preparing to open the doors of its magical Zambezi […]
31 Jul 2022

Illegal collectors a threat to Southern Africa succulents

Illegal collectors a threat to Southern Africa succulents   Southern Africa’s succulent plants are experiencing unprecedented rates of decline due to combined impacts of climate change and illegal collecting to supply […]
21 Jul 2022

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation

Unregulated coal mining in Zimbabwe could result in environmental degradation      Although mining in the Hwange coal belt could benefit the country immensely, unregulated activities in the region could lead […]
14 Jul 2022

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock

Botswana tourism bounces back after Covid knock Although the impact of Covid-19 on the conservation efforts and the tourism industry in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe was substantial, these sectors […]
10 Jul 2022

Climate change: How much more heat can birds take?

Climate change: How much more heat can birds take? A project led by the University of Pretoria looks at how extreme heat affects different bird species Rising temperatures because of […]
2 Jul 2022

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist

How uranium mine and living fossils co-exist For the next two days of our Road Trip, WhyAfrica will explore the Erongo region of Namibia, known for its unique and extremely […]
1 Jul 2022

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert

Seafood production can meet future demand says UP expert Despite the challenges of climate change and overfishing, studies suggest that seafood production can be sustainably expanded to meet future food […]
24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
7 Jun 2022

Law as an environmental safety net

Law as an environmental safety net    Environmental law provides a ‘safety net’ should developments fail to address an environmental problem, Minette Le Roux, Principal Environmental Specialist and Head of the […]
25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
8 May 2022

Ethiopia stuck in an ethnic rut

Ethiopia stuck in an ethnic rut East Africa’s emerging giant, Ethiopia, is experiencing the political downside of its extraordinary economic success over the last decade and a half. By Leon […]
3 May 2022

Oil and gas: Let the people decide

Oil and gas: Let the people decide   The discovery of oil and gas off the coast of Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique is good news for the Southern African region. […]
1 May 2022

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat

Unplanned development threatens bat habitat Large-scale development and inadequate conservation plans have resulted in changes to natural habitats and exposed previously unencountered animal species to human interaction. The University of […]
27 Apr 2022

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip

WhyAfrica’s magazine printed and packed for African road trip The April issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine is out and now available in print as well! Readers will be able to hold […]
23 Apr 2022

Forestry’s fight against climate change

Forestry’s fight against climate change Earth Day is a good time to reflect and think about sustainability and how we can limit our impact. Earth Day, celebrated annually on April […]
18 Apr 2022

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa The Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation last week launched the Future Ecosystems For Africa programme at the University of the Witwatersrand […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
11 Apr 2022

Radisson adds 600 rooms to African portfolio

Radisson adds 600 rooms to African portfolio The Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious African growth and development plan with five new hotel signings secured across the continent to date […]
23 Mar 2022

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy    By Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes Africa’s iconic wildlife forms a key part of the continent’s identity and is globally significant, both ecologically and […]
22 Mar 2022

Forestry as a weapon against climate change

Forestry as a weapon against climate change By Jane Molony There is a climate case for wood – it is the only material that can naturally decarbonise our planet by […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
8 Mar 2022

Invest in nature to combat climate change

Invest in nature to combat climate change Investing in nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis ad shaping our future. According to […]
3 Mar 2022

Maasai protestors shut down Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Maasai protestors shut down Ngorongoro Conservation Area A number of local Maasai people last week blockaded the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in […]
19 Feb 2022

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests Illegal logging, hunting, and farming in parts of West and Central Africa over the last 50 years have decimated indigenous rainforests, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
17 Feb 2022

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth

Botswana bets on agritourism to boost growth Landlocked Botswana has steadily grown in stature as one of the most stable and investment friendly countries in Africa. The government hopes a […]