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Kara Community Farm Project: just US$ 40,000* to go

Friday, 10th May, 2019

Securing the pump jetty 1

*Stop press – 23.5.19. Since this blog went up, we’ve raised another $20,000. Learn more here.  The Omo Valley is Wild Philanthropy’s first Core Ecosystem Project. Briefly, Wild Philanthropy (WP) supports on-the-ground safari operator Wild Expeditions, the revenue from sustainable tourism both catalyst and support for wider sustainable development in the Omo. The Omo’s located…

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Enonkishu: An update on a thriving conservancy

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

As a result of our fundraiser for Enonkishu Conservancy at Goodwood last year, we raised nearly 90 thousand USD. Enonkishu is a 6,000-acre ranch located between the Maasai Mara and the farmlands northwards. You can read more about the history and ecology of Enonkishu here, but in short, in 2000, Tarquin and Lippa Wood came…

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Ntakata Tanzania: introducing the Tongwe Trust and the Tongwe of Ntakata Forest

Monday, 11th March, 2019

Roland Purcell, sitting with Tongwe staff

Of the current four at-risk ecosystems supported by Wild Philanthropy, the relatively inaccessible Ntakata Forest is perhaps the least known. The Financial Times’s Sophy Roberts once and memorably called a trip to Ntakata the anti-safari, so far is it off the beaten track, metaphorically and physically. Part of the Greater Mahale Ecosystem, Ntakata has long…

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Tswalu: 50-year conservation restoration project

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018

When you enter one of the 8 rooms in Tswalu you are immediately greeted by a beautifully designed space, with great views out over the Kalahari. However, it is a small photograph and short letter from owner, Nicky Openhiemer, that really captures attention. The picture sums up what has been achieved over about a 50-year…

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Understanding rangeland management as a conservation tool that benefits communities

Friday, 19th October, 2018

Enonkishu Conservancy

This blog was guest-written by Ana Giovanetti. The blog’s original full title is:  How conservation grazing through rangeland management can restore grassland ecosystems and support biodiversity as well as meet the needs of people. Livestock use and pastoralism are broad and pressing topics, particularly when discussing the sustaining of wild areas. Protecting nature while supporting human needs can…

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Congo Brazzaville: Odzala, Magda Bermejo and the western lowland gorilla

Friday, 28th September, 2018

Western-Lowland-Gorilla-walking-across-the-only-road-through-the-park

It’s often the case that travellers go to Africa for the wildlife and return for the people. Travelling to Odzala-Kakoua National Park in the Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo Brazzaville) is a great example of this, a destination which draws people in with gorilla tracking, and yet results in on-the-ground meetings and…

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Talking corridors: Dereck Joubert, Great Plains, and conservation tourism

Friday, 21st September, 2018

Dereck-Joubert-wading-through-water

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Dereck Joubert earlier this year. We had already met at We Are Africa, when Angela and I attended a Great Plains Conservation dinner. As previously shared, I thought one of the highlights of the event was hearing about the Rhinos Without Borders project. Not enough time to…

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Time + Tide: the makings of a family-focused conservation journey

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

Time-and-Tide-Diver

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Elizabeth Sadowski, Director of the Time + Tide Foundation to discuss our latest Conservation Journey ideas. It was wonderful to be reminded of how Time + Tide has evolved. Once founder Norman Carr’s vision of conservation through tourism using rustic bush camps, it is now a…

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The conservancy, the charity and the very beautiful house in Chichester

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018

With just two days to go before Enonkishu Conservancy’s Out of Africa fundraiser which Wild Philanthropy is supporting, I thought I’d (re)connect a few dots with regards to the eco-system, the partnership, Goodwood, and what’s on offer on the day. Briefly, Enonkishu is situated in the northern Mara, Kenya. It is home to the Masaai,…

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Singita, Mark Witney and plans for a Wild Philanthropy-Singita conservation journey

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Singita for a number of years now, and one of the wonderful things about it has been the chance to have worked for so long with Mark Witney, a kindred spirit, and with whom I recently had the opportunity to catch up with regards to planning a joint…

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