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On 17 November 2020, andBeyond will be hosting a live event on YouTube and Facebook in which a panel of experts working at the sharp end of conservation in Africa bring their unique insights and learnings to the table.

Sit down with these experts as we look at how conservation and rural communities across Africa have been affected by COVID-19, and how best to care for the continent’s biodiversity while balancing the urgent needs of its rural populations.

Has the tourism ban impacted the ability to create revenue and provide security in national parks? What impact has the pandemic had on managing conservation in a private game reserve? How are conservation areas and local communities coping with it? These are just some of the questions that will be answered.

You are invited to watch, listen, and of course, engage.

WHEN: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

WHERE: Website OR Facebook

TIME: 10pm – 11pm (Singapore time)

Meet our panel:

Host – Sue Snyman – Ecotourism, environmental education and community development specialist

  • Barry Mthembu, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Habitat Manager
  • Andrew McVey, WWF UK, East Africa Wildlife Crime Technical Advisor
  • Chris Galliers, Game Rangers’ Association of Africa, Executive Committee Member
  • Fran Read, African Parks, Global Media Manager
  • Tessa Hempson, Oceans Without Borders, Programme Manager & Principal Scientist

“This crisis has starkly demonstrated that the wildlife tourism sector is a major economic sector, benefitting both conservation and communities that depend upon it.” 

–      Dr Anna Spenceley, Founding Director of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council