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Building Conservation Tourism in Ethiopia

The view from Bale Mountain Lodge in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s protected area system covers 14 percent of its land mass, a proportion that is larger than the global average.

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In the Mountains of Ethiopia

Gelada baboons in Ethiopia's Simien Mountains

Shiferaw Asrat began his career as a trekker guide in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park. He is also one of the business partners of Limalimo Lodge, a high-end ecolodge being built in the park with financing from AWF subsidiary African Wildlife Capital. Shiferaw describes the challenges, rewards and early mornings that come with the job.

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WILD to INSPIRE: Glamping for Conservation in Manyara Ranch

Manyara Ranch Conservancy


For my third and final week in Tanzania, I had the privilege of spending time at the Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Previously owned by the Tanzanian government, the ranch was established by AWF in 2001 to address the threats of degradation and habitant fragmentation.

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WILD to INSPIRE: Beginning the Great Adventure

Manyara Ranch safari photographed by Dan Duran

Where do I even begin? I feel like I lived a lifetime is just a matter of days. I’m so incredibly blessed and humbled to embark on amazing opportunity thanks to Nat Geo WILD and the African Wildlife Foundation.

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Mountain Gorillas and Mountain Climbs

Baby mountain gorilla in Virunga

Well, the past two weeks have flown by, and Angel and I have been very busy completing the community surveys across the two sectors. It’s a large area so we have tried to ensure that we have covered as many people as possible, including trekking to communities on the Volcanoes National Park boundary and into outlying villages.

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