Meet Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Founder of Conservation Through Public Health. Gladys works tirelessly to protect gorillas in Uganda from catching human diseases spread through tourism and the use of gorilla ‘scarecrows’ by local communities.
This guest blog explores the future of travel as ecotourism, and looks at how — when viewed as a philosophy for conservation — this kind of travel and exploration plays a vital role in species conservation. It has perhaps become even more important to look at travel through this lens in the months since the piece was first written.
I’m so excited finally get to see my Shamwari Diaries project completed, and hold in my hands a beautifully printed, full colour, 360-page copy of my Shamwari travel diary from my days volunteering at the private game reserve, back when I was 18 years old.
Every so often, you meet someone who’s story becomes synonymous with hope and inspiration. For me, Whitley Award Winner and frog expert Caleb Ofori-Boateng is one of those people.
The lion population across Africa has dropped by nearly 97% in the last century, with many reports suggesting that wild lions would be extinct by 2020.
Arriving back home from South Africa, it felt like the most exciting adventure of my life had come to an end. Find out how the experience has shaped the decade of my life that followed.
In this week’s Shamwari series blog post, it’s time to say goodbye to South Africa and begin the long journey home. Importantly, I also learn the meaning of the word ‘Shamwari’.
In this week’s Shamwari series an angry white rhino charges our vehicle during a night drive and I spend my final day on the reserve.
Is cage diving with great white sharks ethical? Marine biologist and conservationist Hannah Rudd shares her views in this guest blog post.
In this week’s Shamwari series I head to Mossel Bay to swim with Great White Sharks.