Wilderness Safaris steps up impact programmes

Wilderness children
Wilderness children

Leading travel and tourism group, Okavango Wilderness Safaris (OWS), has recommitted itself to uplifting the communities within which it operates and boosting the growth of local businesses through its activities.

Speaking at a stakeholder engagement last week, the group’s chairperson, Kabelo Binns noted that the business operates in remote, rural areas, on land set aside for conservation by government and/or communities.

“These areas have few sustainable economic alternatives, and the communities also suffer from limited access to education, health care and basic utilities,” he said. “These factors lead to heavy reliance on the environment and can be threats to biodiversity conservation. “But these areas, and the people living in and around them, are the foundations of our business and so our Impact Strategy is designed and implemented in an effort to provide promising opportunities and address key threats to biodiversity.”


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