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Experience: Introducing the 2017 brochure and remote Tanzania in September    

Friday, 22nd September, 2017

Mahale Chimp Family

A quick blog introducing JbD’s calendar-concept brochure Experience, and highlighting it’s September offer. Something of a tome, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here, ready, and very beautiful. Big thanks to One Darnley Road, who have worked tirelessly with us on our brand for nearly ten years, and who have once again come…

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30 seconds with Graeme Lemon of Wild Expeditions

Friday, 15th September, 2017

I recently caught up with Graeme Lemon, the country manager of Wild Expeditions, a responsible tour operator running mobile tented camps throughout Ethiopia. A joint shareholding between Wild Enterprise (Wild Philanthropy‘s impact investment arm) and four local Ethiopian shareholders, Wild Expeditions strives to venture into some of the most unexplored and remote areas that Ethiopia…

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A total ban on ivory trade: the UK’s still out of step

Friday, 25th August, 2017

While it did make the press, the Conservative’s decision to drop its pledge to ban all ivory trade in the UK from its 2017 manifesto faced little opposition in the run up to the election. Currently, UK law bans trade in post-1947 ‘worked’ (antique) ivory, except for those 1947 to 1990 pieces issued a government…

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Wild Philanthropy: an update

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

Will-in-helicopter-with Anti-Poaching Team at Moyowosi

If you’re wondering where we’re at with Wild Philanthropy, you’re not alone. Things have been moving a pace and much has evolved since the conception of the idea over a decade ago. Paul Herbertson is increasingly driving the model forward as Will’s right hand man as Conservation Enterprise Director. His job share between Fauna &…

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Dr. Liz Greengrass tells her story

Friday, 23rd June, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to catch Liz Greengrass, Born Free’s associate director. Aside from her tales of near death experiences including stepping on a black mamba in Tanzania, being beaten up by the alpha male chimp, shot at in a high speed car chase when her rogue taxi driver refused to stop at…

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Happy International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

Millicent from One Girl Can on International Women's Day

For international women’s day we hear from two women: Millicent and Esther. From a society where getting a full education is incredibly difficult, these are just two inspiring stories about individuals overcoming great hardships to reach their goals – and both eventually gaining scholarships from international charity, One Girl Can. My name is Millicent. I have…

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UK ivory trade debate

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

The Journeys by Design team outside the Houses of Parliment waiting for the ivory trade debate to begin

Last Monday the Journeys by Design team travelled up to the houses of parliament ready to watch the debate on the UK ivory trade. Yes, there is still a legal ivory trade in the UK. If it’s news to you, you’re not alone. We took the short journey up to London in order to check…

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Daniel turner: conservation and the way forward

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

I met with Daniel Turner, Animal Welfare Director for Born Free in Europe. He has a place in Kemptown, by the sea. We’re lucky to have people from FFI, Born Free, Conservation Capital, ITAD and some other big players in the conservation world living in the same city as us. When I eventually arrived puffing and sweating…

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Introducing Africa’s wild philanthropists

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

I’m doing a lot of hot-off-the-press pointing at the moment – the Hazda, Tanzania’s Maasai Steppes, the mixed land approaches of the likes of the Northern Rangelands Trust – but there’s a lot going on, especially in terms of conservation, as Sophy Roberts points out in The Wild Philanthropists, published in this month’s Robb Report….

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Arijiju: the house with the message

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

Forgive me. I know we bang the Borana drum almost as often as we do the likes of Omo Valley or the Hadza, but I cut my manager teeth here, know the conservancy’s founders well, and believe its mixed land use conservation model the answer to Africa’s threatened wildernesses. Last time, it was Simon introducing…

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