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The Long Road to Ecotourism

Bonobo in Democratic Republic of Congo

Tall trees, year-round warmth, friendly faces…and bonobos as far as the eye can see. This could be the front cover of a flyer pitching a world-class holiday destination. Behind the large, stylishly designed text in Times New Roman or Verdana sits a unique photograph: an upward camera shot of a clear, blue sky beyond a dense canopy, with streams of sunlight reaching through the thickness.

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The Volcanoes of Rwanda

Mt. Bisoke, Virunga Mountains

As we climbed out of Kigali on to one of the ridges leading north-west to the Volcanoes National Park area I was surprised to see the lush, green landscape spreading out across the ridges and valleys way into the distance. This landscape contrasted dramatically with northern Botswana where I have just spent three weeks—where it is dry, dusty and sandy with sparse vegetation except along the rivers.

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The People of Limalimo

Tweadaj Tigabu, a laborer at Limalimo Lodge

Last weekend I found myself standing in front of more than 50 members of the Limalimo community. We were all marking the official start of construction at Limalimo Lodge, and everyone was very excited.

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The Economic Impacts of Safari Lodges

Giraffe by Rosemary Black

I am investigating the social and economic impacts of Ngoma Safari Lodge—one of AWF’s Conservation Lodges located adjacent to Chobe National Park in Botswana on local communities.

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On a Common Path

AWF wildlife scouts
AWF looks at how its efforts mirror those of an organization launched to secure Africa's future.

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