INTRODUCTION to SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

photo by simon morris

How are we to preserve what are in effect some of the world’s last great wilderness?

In the face of exponential population growth, the effects of climate change, and the pressures of fast growing nation state economies, how are we to preserve what are in effect some of the world’s last great wilderness?

The answer lies in understanding wild Africa’s ecosystems not as the chief and inevitable victim of Africa’s economic growth, but rather as a competing resource, a natural asset.

Such an asset is best understood not just in terms of the value of its attractions, but also in terms of how these great and complex systems help regulate our climate, provide for the quality of our soil and water, serve as natural waste eliminators, and protect us from so-called natural disturbances.

Ecosystems generate wealth – for all.

Wild Philanthropy protects and supports at risk ecosystems by raising funds for charitable projects working in those at-risk ecosystems. At the same time, we invest in start-up eco-tourism projects with local communities in the same ecosystem, which we mentor and incubate with marketing and finance support to bring to market.

We encourage you to look at African travel differently – a journey ‘into the land’ where you become an active stakeholder in Africa. In addition to crafting spectacular safaris, we will introduce utterly unique components to ‘the journey’, which are fundamentally about the opportunity to spend time meeting local stakeholders, sit by the campfire to discuss the issues they face and the opportunities that exist to ‘put back’ in terms of broad ecosystem management.

photo by simon morris

To explore a different kind of SAFARI, designed to provide multiple ways to invest in the future of Africa, its people, wildlife and wilderness, please visit:

Wild Philanthropy and Journeys by Design

Brigitte Perreault

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