In terms of conservation issues, the result of the Covid-19 global pandemic has seen an unprecedented reduction in global transport activity; which in turn has resulted in less air pollution. It has also been the reason for businesses taking climate protection and social responsibility more seriously in their future campaigns.
The point: there has been some good to come out of an awful, quite possibly unbelievable, situation.
But — and it’s a big but — Africa and its national parks are in trouble.
A lot of the African reserves rely heavily on an entry fee from tourists which then goes to maintain the conservation of the animals, pay for the rangers that care for them, and so on.
Less or no tourism to these beautiful parts has devastated the conservation efforts leading to disastrous outcomes for the endangered animals that call the game reserves their home. The outcome is that the wildlife are at risk to poachers, moreso today than ever before. No tourists mean no money and no work for the locals that are so heavily involved in preserving their country’s wildlife.
Rhino horn is considered to be a symbol of wealth, an aphrodisiac, and highly prized in the world of medicine. Combine this demand for rhino horn with the high unemployment and poverty levels in Africa, and it culminates in wildlife crime as the local communities are being exploited more than ever to feed the buyers’ desires.
Have you ever dreamed of a safari trip of a lifetime?
There are many wildlife safari parks in Africa that will need a boost from tourism once the world bounces back. Whether it’s a trip to an eco-lodge in Kruger Park or an eco-tourism safari in the Serengeti, we’ll be here to help craft your exclusive trip making sure there’s a focus on helping the local community and the endangered animals.
So why not join our waitlist ahead of our launch this September? Then you’ll be notified of all our exclusive travel offers from days out and dining experiences to global explorations and trending destinations.
Don’t worry, we’ve also got our finger on the pulse when it comes to supporting the future of our amazing planet too; we’ll be focusing on the tourist destinations and how we can help their local communities as well as offsetting our carbon footprint and supporting community projects worldwide thanks to our partnership with Ecologi.