#EchoChamberDisruption: Driving Across Africa - Incredible Lessons From The End Of The Road

#EchoChamberDisruption: Driving Across Africa - Incredible Lessons From The End Of The Road

December 18, 2017 3 min read

What lessons does driving across Africa teach you? Humility; check. Patience; check. But most importantly; that pre-conceptions are almost always wrong…

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#Echo Chamber Disruption: Tentsile explorer in Tanzania

#EchoChamberDisruption: Paying the Price for Conservation in Tanzania

November 10, 2017 4 min read

Tentsile's conservation explorer, James Borrell, continues his travels across Africa. In this instalment of #EchoChamberDisruption, James tackles conservation in Tanzania and how eco tourism has potential to improve environments...

"So when it comes to paying for conservation, what is the ideal compromise? Sustainable tourism can be costly, but it achieves so much more than just charity. Charge more and limit your visitors to the wealthy, or try and attract larger numbers of visitors? Is Tanzania the conservation role model for the region?..."

 

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#EchoChamberDisruption: Conservation And The Aftermath Of Conflict In Mozambique

#EchoChamberDisruption: Conservation And The Aftermath Of Conflict In Mozambique

September 29, 2017 3 min read

We nearly skipped Mozambique altogether. If driving a Landcruiser across Africa wasn’t scary enough, the spectre of sporadic violence and unrest lingering on after two decades of civil war was enough to make us just a little nervous. I’m so glad we didn’t, and here’s why...
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#EchoChamberDisruption: Overfishing In The Warm Heart Of Africa

#EchoChamberDisruption: Overfishing In The Warm Heart Of Africa

August 29, 2017 4 min read 1 Comment

As we travelled up the lakeshore on our journey across Southern Africa, we were pointed towards Joseph Makwakwa; Malawi’s home grown talent seeking to tackle this fishing crisis. He wasted no time in explaining his plans, flicking through piles of papers to highlight rules and agreements, or digressing into consequences and ramifications of various ideas. Tackling overfishing is a social, political and ecological challenge, and all these considerations were swirling in his mind as he choreographed a strategy...
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#EchoChamberDisruption: 8 Stories To Crack The Online Echo Chamber

#EchoChamberDisruption: 8 Stories To Crack The Online Echo Chamber

August 02, 2017 3 min read

6 months ago we unveiled #EchoChamberDisruption to the world. Our aim: to disturb the online algorithms that control social media and narrow our newsfeed. We’ve done this with stories that replace fake news with forestry, and ‘covfefe’ with conservation!

Read on for our top 8 stories, and follow your favourite for a fresh outlook on the environment to fill your online feed…

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#EchoChamberDisruption: Tackling deforestation in Northern Zambia with WeForest

#EchoChamberDisruption: Tackling deforestation in Northern Zambia with WeForest

June 30, 2017 5 min read

Tentsile are rightly proud of their commitment to forest conservation, with money from every sale being channeled towards schemes across Africa and the world. But what do these conservation projects look like on the ground, and how do we know if they're working?  ...
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#EchoChamberDisruption: Solving conflicts in cheetah country (with a little help from man’s best friend)

#EchoChamberDisruption: Solving conflicts in cheetah country (with a little help from man’s best friend)

June 02, 2017 4 min read

Human-wildlife conflict like this is a common occurrence in countries that still have substantial wild animal populations. Whilst we picture peaceful tranquil savannahs and water holes where elephants rub shoulders with antelope, especially in drought years, crop raiding and livestock predation can ruin livelihoods and foster considerable ill feeling towards wildlife, and even conservation in general. How do we go about changing this mindset?
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