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)….
Happy to be featured in ECOZINE, a magazine devoted to sustainable lifestyle and to make green mainstream. As mentioned in the feature, ElementZ’s mission is simple and clear – to respect and protect. Elementz have a great respect for the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in Africa so the focus is on ecotourism travel and wildlife conservation….
The facts and challenges
Of all the environmental threats facing Africa’s rhino, from habitat loss to political upheavals preventing proper conservation, it’s poaching that’s proved the most difficult to overcome. In fact, the problem of poaching on the continent is approaching catastrophic proportions, with startling, sobering statistics revealing the sheer extent of the illegal practice today….
From the dusty plains of Namibia to the fynbos scrublands of the South African Cape, the swaying grasses of the Serengeti to the mist-topped rainforests of the Congo, the wild lands of Africa have become firmly established as one of the world’s meccas for adventure, conservation and eco-tourism in recent decades….
When conservation and preservation were separate
There was a time when the ecological community was deeply split when it came to ideas of environmental protection.
Some, like the founding chief of the American Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, wanted to see mankind co-exist sustainably within nature….