Basecamp Explorer

Basecamp Explorer Kenya is a unique organization, managing safari accommodation camps in Masai Mara, Kenya, providing guests with exclusive wildlife safari experiences in the most authentic and responsible way. As a community and conservation-oriented organization, Basecamp has a strong commitment to practice sustainable developments and support protected areas particularly in the formation of community conservancies…

Friends of Karura Forest Association

The Karura Forest Reserve is one of the world’s largest forests fully within major city limits, Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The 1,000-hectare upland sclerophyllus forest has been under threat from over-exploitation and unplanned development since it was gazetted in 1932. In 2009, a group of the Karura Forest’s neighbouring stakeholders joined forces to establish and launch…

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park champions integrated eco-system based marine and forest conservation management sustainably financed through eco-tourism. Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) in Zanzibar/Tanzania has created the first private Marine Park in the world, and the first managed Marine Protected Area in Tanzania. The objective of the investment was from the beginning to create a…

Namibia

In former times, when farmers had few rights to use wildlife, wild animals were seen as little more than a threat to livestock, crops and infrastructure, as well as community safety. Thus, conservation management took place within protected areas only. In 1967 the commercial rights over wildlife and indigenous plants were given to Namibia’s commercial…

The Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) have joined forces to ensure that the people who contribute their land, coastal and marine resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits. Together with businesses, civil society and local government on the Cape Whale Coast of South Africa,…

South African National Parks (SANParks)

National conservation in South Africa maintaining a network of 22 protected areas accounting for 37.000 km2 or 4% of the nations land area (an additional 4.9% is formally protected as provincial parks, and public and private game reserves). It has an annual budget of close to R1 billion ($65 million), and 80% of this is…