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  • 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…

  • Developing strong conservation leaders for West Africa

    One of the biggest targets for the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation in 2020 is to grow the number of conservation leaders in West Africa. Biodiversity possesses marked economic value but in West Africa, the indicators of biodiversity continue to point to an accelerating species loss and continuous degradation. We believe that this situation can…

  • Meet an Undergraduate Conservation Scholar – Gugulethu Violet Dube

    Imagine the founders of H&M, Dolce& Gabbana and Adidas among other famous fashion companies being conservationists. Think of cloth lines they will be launching, think of their fashion show runways, will they have them anyway? The answer can be controversial, but these modern times are likely to provoke “YES”. Most of the modern fashion designers…

  • Wildlife Conservation Course 2019 – Game of Thrones Africa

    From the Kingdom of Westeros, we hear about the storms of swords, a clash of kings, and even a dance with dragons. Steering clear of the fantasy and the action, we are left with something obvious: Man-made conflicts that leave the world exposed to larger threats. Then arouse a conservation course that equips fearless conservationists…

  • CELEBRATING THE BUSINESS OF CONSERVATION SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    It’s easy to call yourself a change agent, generating new ideas is exciting. The thing is, “being” or more appropriately embodying the qualities of a change agent is much harder; it requires new ideas aligned with consistent unwavering action. In the field of conservation, new ideas could literally save the planet. At ALU’s School of Wildlife Conservation…

  • Winners Announced for the 2019 African Ranger Awards

    Winners Announced for the 2019 African Ranger Awards    On July 31ST, 2019 The World Ranger Day, African Ranger Awards proudly announced 50 winners in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to the protection of Africa’s wildlife and conservation areas. Recipients are selected from 115 nominated rangers working in 17 countries across the African continent. This…

  • 2019 African Ranger Awards Nominations Submission Opens

     2019 African Ranger Awards Nominations Submission Opens. Africa is the world’s richest continent in terms of wildlife, yet this treasure trove of biological diversity has been suffering from rampant illegal hunting. At present, the African elephant population is declining at a rate of 38,000 per year. Animals such as black rhinos and gorillas are also…

  • SOWC Features for the Month of March

    Student Feature 1st Quarter, 2019 Debra Magwada, Zimbabwe Rejuvenate Umhlaba Land Restoration Company. Rejuvenate! Umhlaba is a land restoration company that intends to establish a high value market for land restoration credits. This a market where buyers (degrading companies) meet sellers (land restorers) to buy recognition for supporting land restoration (the commodity) in exchange for…