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  • Our Wildlife Economy in Africa Report: Sneak peek at what you’ll find in the report

    Living natural resources contribute to local, national, regional, and global economies, through tourism, forestry, hunting and fisheries, ecosystem services, and other wildlife economy activities. They also contribute to human health and wellbeing through the provision of clean air, potable water, and natural food. With growing human populations, developing economies, and the increasing demand for natural…

  • Graduation

    Young Conservation Leaders Programme. Founding Class GraduatesOn February 11th 2021, the African Leadership University in Rwanda graduated its first cohort of undergraduate students who were enrolled in 2017 when the University started its operations in Rwanda.This graduation was like no other as the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the very idea of bringing students, their families, faculty…
  • My Research Journey -The Tourism Revenue Sharing Programme.

    By Ange Aduhire On the 30th November 2020, the Tourism Revenue Sharing programme internship journey commenced for four ALU students: Mugabe Christian, Wassa N’django Cisse, Vandy Amos Saati and myself; Ange Christelle Aduhire.  Together with our supervisors, we got to tour three of the four provinces of Rwanda and to interviewed over 300  local citizens…

  • Announcing the winners of the Beyond Tourism in Africa Innovation Challenge

    The Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and WWF Regional Office for Africa are pleased to announce the winners of the Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge. The challenge, which ran from 1 September to 15 October 2020, sought new ideas for innovative sources of income from nature that go beyond tourism. Winners receive a place…

  • 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…