CEO note: Boycott Africa + elephants vs villagers

CEO note

CEO word: Boycott Africa + elephants vs villagers

CEO note
View of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli Nationwide Park, Kenya. © Sergey Pesterev

CEO NOTE: 1 January 2021

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It’s DAY ONE of the remainder of your life. 2020 was a shocker, and 2021 will worsen earlier than it will get higher – actually right here in Africa – so let’s pause to reboot our expectations and give you a private profitable technique for the 12 months. My profitable technique to counter the Covid blues is to have fun Africa daily of my life.

Right this moment additionally heralds the primary day of entries for our 2021 Photographer of the Yr – Africa Geographic’s best annual celebration! This 12 months we determined to shake the tree and provide a considerable CASH PRIZE along with a safari for the profitable trio of photographers and their companions. After a document variety of entries final 12 months, our considering for 2021 is that all of us want further incentive to refocus on the enjoyment of life. Anticipate 6 months of eye-watering epicness as we share our weekly choice of the very best entries, earlier than choosing the winners in June.

Once more, our judging will likely be based mostly on whether or not the picture evokes an emotion, tells a narrative and displays the true range and amazingness of Africa. In fact, there are technical points to contemplate, and these are necessary. However most necessary for us is that the {photograph} breaks via the litter of on a regular basis life and makes you FEEL Africa’s pulse. Try this video for particulars.

Our three tales under replicate the variability that Africa brings to us all. Elephants are congregating in areas that they deem to be protected from the evil ones, which in flip creates actual points for people residing in these areas. This can be a CONUNDRUM that requires astute administration – of elephants and people. We then delve into the fascinating world of how the NIGHT SKY has affected human considering for millennia. And our final story under is from considered one of our tribe, who expresses her frustration that some activists name for BOYCOTTS of sure African tourism industries based mostly on the wildlife insurance policies adopted by these nations. What are your ideas about this?

Story 1
Managing elephants amongst rural villages is difficult the place elephant populations are rising as a result of profitable conservation practices

Story 2
For hundreds of years, African myths and legends have been recorded within the positions of the celestial our bodies within the evening sky. Starry starry evening …

Story 3
One among our tribe asks if a boycott of African nations based mostly on their wildlife insurance policies is unhealthy for conservation. What do you suppose?




Simon Espley – CEO, Africa Geographic

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