Articles tagged “conservation”

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Colin Nagy, Skift

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

3 days ago

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

Leslie Barrie, Skift

These days, it's not just one-off luxury properties that are investing in conservation projects. More companies see the value in protecting and restoring the land they're situated on, and ones that don't may be left behind.

1 month ago

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

1 month ago

Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

Africa Needs to Make Conservation a Growth Industry

Colin Nagy, Skift

If leaders continue to look at African conservation as a charitable cause, it is doomed. As a growth industry — yes, an industry — that creates jobs and economic mobility, there is still hope for a sustainable future driven by the very young population on the continent.

3 months ago

What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

What This Tanzanian Preserve Can Teach Africa About True Conservation

Colin Nagy, Skift

Conservation is too soft a word to describe the measures being taken to address the crisis facing land and wildlife in Africa. But the Grumeti Fund is an example of best-in-class anti-poaching. This, coupled with large-scale systemic change, education, and community empowerment, is the one-two punch that can counter the imminent dangers facing wildlife and ecology in Africa.

7 months ago

Palau Campaign Stands Tough on Environment Despite Hit to Tourism

Palau Campaign Stands Tough on Environment Despite Hit to Tourism

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The hugely celebrated campaign, Palau Pledge, has not brought in more arrivals to Palau, which is also being hit by a China ban. Nobody should expect it to. Here’s why.

1 year ago

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Titanic Relics to Be Sold With Bids Starting at $19.5 Million

Dawn McCarty and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg

Relics from the Titanic make for a blockbuster exhibit, one that many people would travel to see. Hopefully those who acquire these pieces will be highly concerned with conservation as well.

1 year ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump Not to Eliminate National Monuments

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump Not to Eliminate National Monuments

Brady McCombs and Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Secretary doesn't want to gut national monuments but with a "drill, baby, drill" inclination, he left open the possibility of more drilling and mining on federal lands.

3 years ago

Elephant Poaching Could Kill Tanzania Tourism

Elephant Poaching Could Kill Tanzania Tourism

Joseph Burite , Bloomberg

There's been so much publicity about the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Illegal poaching, though, is a widespread problem, as pointed to by Tanzania tourism officials concerned about the illegal kills of their elephant population.

5 years ago