On a mission to enable conservation
Conservation is in our motto because it's in our DNA
Since its establishment in 1992, Africa Foundation has collaborated with &Beyond luxury travel company towards achieving the &Beyond conservation drivers: Care of the Land, Wildlife and People. Operating in the communities that surround the &Beyond lodge footprint across Africa, it has always been the foundation’s mission to facilitate the empowerment and development of people living alongside these protected wildlife areas by forging unique partnerships between conservation initiatives and local communities. In this way, these conservation initiatives become both meaningful and relevant to these communities, a critical outcome where the long-term sustainability of irreplaceable wilderness areas is typically the goal since wildlife is only likely to thrive where local populations experience the benefits of their participation in conservation.
Some conservation milestones
Years we have been collaborating in conservation with &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Most important cheetah population on a fenced reserve in Southern Africa (excluding KNP) according to the EWT.
Year the Temminck’s Ground Pangolin Project commenced on &Beyond Phinda reversing local extinction.
Of all rhinos moved to Botswana as part of Rhinos Without Borders were sourced from &Beyond Phinda.
Vegetation types present and protected on &Beyond Phinda including 790 ha of endangered sand forest.
Conservation is a state of harmony
between men and land.
~ Aldo Leopold
How we are enabling conservation
Working in partnership with &Beyond, a number of critical conservation initiatives have been developed, for immediate action against key conservation issues, and to lay the foundations for long term, sustainable conservation activities through environmentally conscious communities.
Community Conservation Course
A six month, intensive training programme at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, for aspiring naturalists in the five neighbouring communities adjacent the reserve.
Phinda Conservation Activities
In the 30 years that &Beyond Phinda has been on its journey of rewilding, it has pioneered numerous wildlife victories and gained international conservation acclaim.
Rhinos Without Borders
Rhinos Without Borders translocates rhino from high-risk poaching areas in South Africa to create new source populations in the comparative safety of Botswana.
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