New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species
The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture species in South Africa, has led to various initiatives by conservationists to safe-guard existing vulture populations. These attempts include the construction and management of Bearded Vulture hides to create safe feeding areas, provide greater public awareness of the threats they face; and to conduct essential research into the species.
Tourism projects in Lesotho seek investors
Boundless Southern Africa is looking for investors for multi-million tourism projects located in a conservation area.
Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area, which is spans parts of South Africa and Lesotho has six tourism projects that require funding. These are, Sehlabathebe National Park Mountain Resort, Sehlabathebe National Park Environmental Education Centre, Bokong Nature Reserve, Mohale Village, Afri-Ski Leisure Kingdom and Katse Tourist Village. …
You know that in May 2011 we reported something regarding the government of Lesotho planning the construction of the world’s first Ski Trac in the highlands of Lesotho as part of an initiative to increase tourism in the country.
What is a Ski Trac?
- Lesotho is a land of contrasts
- High unemployment
- Many people live on less than a $1 a day
- More than 30% of the Adult population has HIV
- A lack of development and natural resource’s
And yet it is a country with a unique beauty unlike any other!
- Pristine natural environment
- unpolluted mountains and streams
- Friendly Basotho people who enjoy a simple subsistence living
- Wide open spaces and a complete absence of over development
Stone throwing in Lesotho is luckily something that most travellers to the mountain Kingdom will never experience. Even so, it is an unpleasant situation for travellers and one that the LTDC (Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation) is diligently trying to stamp out.
For those that may not know, the LTDC is charged with a mandate to promote Lesotho as a preferred tourist destination, locally, regionally and internationally.
The authorities are aware of the benefits of tourism and are taking steps to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening in the future. Below is an extract from a letter written by the LTDC to a traveller who experienced such an incident. …