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  • 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…

  • Beyond Tourism in Africa Webinar

    GOING BEYOND TOURISM IN AFRICA Diversifying community livelihoods from wildlife     On Thursday, September 10, 2020, we hosted a webinar on “GOING BEYOND TOURISM IN AFRICA Diversifying Community Livelihoods from Wildlife” Thank you to all those who were able to attend the session. In case you were not able to, you can check out the recording…

  • Join the 10 September 2020 Beyond Tourism in Africa webinar to learn about the innovation challenge

    How can communities earn income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector?   Applications are now open for the Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge. We are seeking innovative, community-led, non-tourism sources of income from wildlife across Africa. Participants have the chance to win a place in the African Leadership University’s incubation programme and access…

  • Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge

    Do you have an idea that could transform the way communities derive benefits from wildlife?   The Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and WWF Regional Office for Africa are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge. The challenge seeks…

  • School of Wildlife Conservation contributes to panel discussions on Protected Area Tourism beyond 2020

    Dr Sue Snyman, Research Director for the School of Wildlife Conservation, will be participating in two upcoming panel discussions looking at ways to build greater resilience for protected area tourism going forward.  The first panel will be on the 25th August 2020 at 16h00 (GMT+2) and is titled  “Protected Area Tourism Beyond 2020”  The panelists…

  • Beyond Tourism in Africa Innovation Challenge Coming Soon

    The Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and the WWF Regional Office for Africa are running Beyond Tourism in Africa, an innovation challenge to identify, incubate and promote innovative sources of income from wildlife that go beyond tourism and help local communities manage their natural resources sustainably and improve their…

  • Unlocking a sustainable, inclusive and resilient Blue Economy in the Western Indian Ocean

    Last month, we announced that we will be hosting a series of webinars to replace our annual Business of Conservation Conference. Ready, Steady, Go! We have carefully curated 3 sets of insightful virtual sessions for us to continue asking the tough questions necessary to imagine our way through this pandemic as a community. First up…

  • Charles Karangwa – The Emerging Conservation Finance Leader

    The fear of the future for the conservation industry post-COVID-19 is probably spreading to the majority of conservationists across the globe. However, that has not been the case for most of our community members. Our emerging conservation leader, Charles Karangwa, who graduated from our Conservation MBA program class of 2020, chats with us on how…

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on wildlife and wildlife economies in Africa

    Editors: Elizabeth Gitari-Mitaru and Sue Snyman   In response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, our Conservation MBA alumni and current students met in a webinar to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on wildlife and wildlife economies in Africa. Download the full article and leave your comments below Towards the end of December last…