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  • Wildlife Economy Webinar #1

    Show me the data: an interactive discussion on The State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa ReportWhen: 24th November 2020, 16h00-17h30 (GMT+2)Register hereNatural resources play an important role in terms of their contribution to local, national, regional and global economies, through tourism, forestry, fisheries, ecosystem services and other wildlife economy activities, as well, to human…
  • The State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa Report: South Africa Country Case Study Published.

    We are excited to announce the publication of the South Africa case study. We will also be holding a Wildlife Economy Webinar on the 24th November at 16h00 (CAT) to discuss the published case studies as well as look at ways to address the wildlife economy data gaps.  You can register for the webinar here.…

  • The State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa Report: Kenya Country Case Study Published.

    Following on from the release of the Ghana case study last month, we are excited to announce the publication of the Kenya case study. The next case study will be on South Africa and will be published in mid-November.   We will also be holding a Wildlife Economy Webinar on the 24th November at 16h00…

  • How to make the most out of your internship: reflections from our research interns

    As part of the School of Wildlife Conservation’s exciting research project looking at the scale and potential of the wildlife economy in Africa, we recruited four ALU student interns to support the report development process from May to August 2020. The study interns supported the SOWC team to collect, collate and analyze data from all…

  • BESTSELLER FOUNDATION INVESTS IN RWANDAN ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER BAG

    During the 2019 Business of Conservation Conference, we held a business pitch competition called the Leopard’s Cove where a selection of innovative conservation entrepreneurs stepped up to pitch their cutting edge scalable ideas to a panel of investors for the chance to secure the funding they need to launch and/or scale their enterprise. Umuti, an ALU student start-up…

  • ALU School of Wildlife Conservation has been named an official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize, launched today by Prince William.

    Today marks the launch of The Earthshot Prize – the most prestigious global environment prize in history, incentivising worldwide change with a decade of action to repair our planet. As an organisation which shares values and ambitions with this ground-breaking initiative, we are extremely excited to announce that we are an official Nominator for the…

  • The Luc Hoffmann Institute releases a report on African Ecological Futures

    Our partner, the Luc Hoffmann Institute on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, launched a new report titled “Preferences and pathways: strengthening futures capacity in Africa” The report asks the question “how can Africa develop its potential without having a negative impact on nature and on the benefits that local communities in Africa derive from nature” Looking…

  • Wassa Cisse, our young leader paving her way to conservation change-making.

    “What if we can rewrite the stars?” Perhaps, that was the key question our first undergraduate class of conservation scholars had in mind when they started their academic journey with us. Their commitments to their learning journey assure us that there’s hope for the future of Africa’s greatest asset; its unique biodiversity. As a School,…

  • The State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa Report: Ghana Country Case Study Published.

    Conservation of wildlife is frequently seen as a cost to governments, resulting in little investment in wildlife resources despite the extensive contributions that the wildlife economy can, and does, make in terms of employment and revenues. The African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation received funding to conduct research and produce the inaugural State of…

  • Slippery Slope: Ecology, Economics and Social Impact of the Mauritius Oil Spill

    ALU Community engages experts on the impacts of the Mauritius oil spill.  Mauritius, recently experienced an ecological accident when the shipping vessel MV Wakashio hit a coral reef offshore, south of the island, on 25th July, 2020. The vessel broke and spilt an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil into the ocean. On 17 September 2020, we…