No. 11 Frontier Ecotourism Presence

If poaching occurs in a forest and no-one sees it, does it still happen?

Why do we believe?

  • Our presence is good for conservation: We have established a year-round presence and provide logistical and financial support to local anti-poaching activities. Prior to this, poaching was rife across the wet season in particular and wildlife numbers were low. Populations of species like lechwe, puku and even elephant have grown markedly.
  • We’re changing lives: Ecotourism is at the coalface of changing rural lives and livelihoods. Camps and lodges bring employment and training, opportunities for growth and travel, and exposure to another world with far more ambitious horizons and dreams.
  • Our presence provides employment: More than 150 casual labourers from remote surrounding villages helped to build the new camps. Since then, upwards of 130 men and women have been employed in ecotourism positions.

Our presence helps conservation, provides employment and changes lives.

Despite the financial losses we have made since opening in 2006, we have seen first-hand what a difference our simple presence (and funding of anti-poaching operations) has made. When no-one was there, it was hard to measure the impact of poaching. Now that we are present year round, we have seen wildlife populations rebound and a positive economic difference made to local communities.

No. 11 Frontier Ecotourism Presence

If poaching occurs in a forest and no-one sees it, does it still happen?

We took a leap of faith into remote Zambia, far off the beaten track for most travellers and with a shortened tourism season. We did it in order to help expand ecotourism presence and ecosystem protection across Africa.

Why do we believe?

  • Our presence is good for conservation: We have established a year-round presence and provide logistical and financial support to local anti-poaching activities. Prior to this, poaching was rife across the wet season in particular and wildlife numbers were low. Populations of species like lechwe, puku and even elephant have grown markedly.
  • We’re changing lives: Ecotourism is at the coalface of changing rural lives and livelihoods. Camps and lodges bring employment and training, opportunities for growth and travel, and exposure to another world with far more ambitious horizons and dreams.
  • Our presence provides employment: More than 150 casual labourers from remote surrounding villages helped to build the new camps. Since then, upwards of 130 men and women have been employed in ecotourism positions.

Our presence helps conservation, provides employment and changes lives.

Despite the financial losses we have made since opening in 2006, we have seen first-hand what a difference our simple presence (and funding of anti-poaching operations) has made. When no-one was there, it was hard to measure the impact of poaching. Now that we are present year round, we have seen wildlife populations rebound and a positive economic difference made to local communities.