ElementZ Travel In Press

On 6th April evening we hosted NatGeo cinematographer Brad Bestelink and Wilderness Safaris representative from Africa for a memorable sharing session. Over 35 keen traveler and nature lover attended and we had a wonderful night full of interaction and insights shared from Brad and ElementZ founder Sandor Weyers.

Our stories were covered by the Hong Kong Economic Times published on 12th April (in Chinese). Sandor explained why we focused on ecotourism based journeys HERE and read the Full Story HERE for Brad’s sharing.

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鼓勵生態旅遊

Brad表示,波札那於4年前全面禁止打獵,動物數目有上升的趨勢,尤其是雄獅。「以前,兩頭雄獅領導全族6至7年,現在多了雄獅從其他地方過來。這是個好的象徵,證明這裏的生態比從前健康,因為雄獅首領不應佔據位置太久,最好領導全族18個月至兩年。」

保育措施固然重要,另一邊廂,鼓勵生態旅遊也同時能夠幫助波札那這樣的地區發展。旅遊社Elementz專門舉辦非洲生態旅行團,CEO及創辦人Sandor Weyers表示,冀望藉着生態旅遊讓當地社群有就業機會,「令當地人能賺錢過活,而不是接受賄賂,帶外地人去打獵。」同時,也可以讓當地人感受到自然環境的價值,從而學懂重視和欣賞。

非洲共有54個國家,有很多國家並不如一般大眾所想般危險,例如Brad來自的波札那(又譯博茨茨瓦納)。Sandor表示,生態旅遊強調的是,希望為遊客帶來有意義的旅程,而不只是吃喝玩樂和消費。

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