Zimbabwe courts ‘effectively’ prosecuting wildlife crime, with some gaps, finds first survey of trial outcomes Baseline study finds high conviction rates for most wildlife crime prosecutions Recommendations include amending legislation and increasing training Report, from Zimbabwe and international organisations, handed to authorities VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – Eight of every ten prosecutions of cases involving elephant […]
By Ronald Musoke, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Independent (Uganda). Published 15 July 2019. Communities that live closest to wildlife conservancies across Africa want their contribution to the continent’s booming wildlife-based tourism recognized – with a bigger cheque. The communities are targeting money from governments, the private sector and international organisations.
Harnessing the economic opportunity of nature-based tourism could help pay to protect wildlife while also growing economies Space for Giant’s recent Working Paper, Building a Wildlife Economy, describes how Africa’s governments can take advantage of the global surge in nature-based tourism. Increasing earnings by between four and eleven times by attracting responsible tourism businesses could […]
Summit closes with new conservation tourism investment initiatives for Gabon and Zimbabwe, following Uganda’s $60m pilot Space for Giants supports African Wildlife Foundation and World Bank on Zimbabwe process Gabon plans Conservation Investment Forum for early 2020 Process targets responsible tourism operators to unlock national park value VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – Space for Giants today […]