Volunteerism in the spotlight with new criteria

Fair Trade Tourism has unveiled new criteria for tourism businesses with volunteer offerings, which are effective from June 1. The new criteria pertain to conservation volunteer projects and orphanage programmes. The new Fair Trade Tourism criteria do not allow for any physical interaction by tourists or volunteers with a range of captive animals, including all…

Tanzania launches clean-up campaign on Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzanian authorities launched a nationwide special campaign to clean up Mount Kilimanjaro. The campaign dubbed ‘leave the mountain clean, conserve environment so that they can protect you’ came at the time when the Africa’s roof is overwhelmed with a number of challenges such as land degradation, non availability of good water, loss of biodiversity, frequent…

South Africa Says No to Rhino Horn Trade

A message from African Wildlife Foundation President Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya on South Africa’s decision not to submit a proposal to legalize rhino horn trade at this year’s CITES meeting. On behalf of the African Wildlife Foundation, I commend the South African government on its decision to not submit a proposal at the upcoming CITES meeting…