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 […]
Toolkit guides African governments to capitalise on surge in nature tourism to drive economies and fund conservation Nature-based tourism growing worldwide: Africa uniquely poised to benefit Multiple increase in earnings possible in 10 years Private-sector investment eases burden on strained national budgets VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – National parks and other state-owned conservation areas could significantly […]
Tourism drives 8.5% of Africa’s economy, and supports 24m jobs. By 2030, visitors could more than double, to 134m people. The global tourism industry accounts for one in ten jobs and 10.4% of GDP or $8.8 trillion annually. It accounted for one of every five new jobs created over the last five years, globally. […]
More than half of Africa’s remaining 415,000 elephants live in the landscape where the borders of five southern African countries meet. Space for Giants is there, working in the field and the courtroom to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 27 May 2019. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is taking measures to recover the fortunes of Lake Nakuru National Park that once raised Sh1 billion in revenues yearly.
By Pamela Amia, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, ChimpReports. Published 20 May 2019. On a cold afternoon, Caleb Ngambeweza sits by a mud and wattle house belonging to one of his community member, with his eyes glued to the dense thick forest far ahead of him.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 6 May 2019. Only 5 of the 47 counties have set aside funds to deal with climate change, a report has revealed.