CONSERVATION LAB 2017: FIVE WAYS TO ADDRESS THE CONSERVATION FUNDING SHORTFALL

Our fellow pioneers at the 2017 Conservation Lab gathered several leading thinkers in the African conservation sector to discuss the difficulties and opportunities surrounding the funding shortfall in conservation. The panel outlined five areas worthy of exploration for conservationists, travel brands and the two working in tandem – read the full report here.

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FROM FARMLAND TO WONDERLAND: INTRODUCING BISATE LODGE, WILDERNESS SAFARIS’ NEWEST PROPERTY

Bisate Lodgings, the newest property from Wilderness Safaris, finally opened its doors in the summer of 2017 in North Rwanda. Although still a recent addition to the company, the property already has more than just its fabulous interiors on its mind.

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WHAT TO DO DURING AN EXTINCTION

Ditch Beyonce and make like David Attenborough: that's Anton Crone's advice for helping to avoid the sixth mass extinction in the history of our planet.

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VIRTUALLY WILD: THE PARADOX OF 360-DEGREE FILMING AND VR

Finally, there's a technology that could have tourists yearning for the wild more than ever before; the unfortunate paradox is that the very same technology could stop them ever setting foot there...

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“I’M STILL ALIVE.”

Much to the irritation of his opponents, outspoken palaeontologist-cum-conservationist-cum-politician Richard Leakey is not done yet. Ahead of his talk at sister show We Are Africa's un-conference, FUSE, and the Conservation Lab last week, he spoke to Katie Palmer about climate change, ivory burning and the perspective-shifting power of TV.

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EATING RUBBISH: THE FOOD WASTE PROBLEM AND HOW TO FIX IT

Anton Crone discovers the deadly effects of food waste and discovers why eating 'rubbish' is good for people, planet and profit.

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LUKE BAILES’ LEGACY: WHY SINGITA IS REBRANDING AS A CONSERVATION COMPANY

Singita's Founder and CEO shares insight on the brand's positioning and ethos, and talks about the legacy he wants to leave behind.

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NO ISLAND IS AN ISLAND: 7 ISLAND RESORTS THAT MAKE GIVING BACK COOL

Exclusive island resorts have evolved from sun-drenched dens of the rich and famous to philanthropic vehicles that support local communities and protect and preserve the surrounding environment.

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TECHNOLOGY GONE WILD: 5 APPS SAVING THE PLANET

Thanks to an emergence of digital apps, everyone from rangers on the ground in the wilderness to urban foodies and gamers are putting their thumbs to work saving our planet's wildlife. Here are five nifty tools that caught our eye.

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LIFE ON MARS? LET’S SEARCH A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME

Sometimes we humans have a tendency to forget about the wonder of our own planet – particularly the forests. Of all Earth’s ecosystems, they are among the least explored and the most populous when it comes to life.

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TAKING THE BAIT

The call to ban photographic entries using bait begs the question: what is baiting wildlife photographers? Is it the reward of capturing an incredible image, or of immersing oneself in the wild?

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HOW PUREISTS ARE EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN 2017

The United Nations have declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development – we asked PUREists to share what sustainable tourism means to them and how they’re living up to the ethos.

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AGRICULTURE IS KILLING US

Meat production is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions – that’s more than the world's cars, trains and planes put together. Make it your New Year resolution to contribute to the solution.

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PEOPLE ON THE PERIPHERY

The more we understand, respect and support people living closer to the wild, the better we'll be able to conserve our environment together, argues Anton Crone.

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CHANGE WORLDS AT THE CONSERVATION LAB

Beyond Luxury Media has launched the second Conservation Lab, taking place from 28 April - 1 May 2017. Find out more and apply to take part now.

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THE TRUE POWER OF SHARKS

Anton Crone explores how sharks are beginning to gain their due respect, not for their power to frighten us or enhance our misguided sense of status, but for their power to keep the oceans in balance.

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PROTECTING A GHOST

Anton Crone reports on the role of Walter Mitty in highlighting the plight of the elusive snow leopard – and what more can be done to help.

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PURE AWARDS 2016: CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Discover this year’s PURE Awards shortlist for Conservation and Sustainability and remember to vote for your winner by 12 September.

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COOL BLUE

Meet the brands that are combining conservation with creativity in the fight to save our oceans.

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CONSERVATION LAB 2016: MEET THE STAR PLAYERS

The Conservation Lab is a this progressive two-day un-conference bringing together 50 influencers in the travel industry with 50 luminaries from the conservation world under optimal conditions for creative thinking and collaborative innovation. Meet some of the star players...

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