Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel and at Safari Legacy we are deeply committed to this.
We implement and participate in ecotourism activities that follow these principles:
Safari Legacy’s conservation fund, the African Wildlife Trust (AWT) was founded by Safari Legacy CEO, Pratik Patel. His family have been involved in assisting communities and conservation in Tanzania for over four decades.
Pratik teamed up with the Tanzanian government Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in the fight against poaching in 2012. AWT believes Tanzania can transition conservation into a proactive instead of reactive sector and be set part as one of the most enterprising countries in wildlife and natural resource protection, through creating a team who has the ability to work across a public-private partnership in locations throughout the country.
The African Wildlife Trust is working on a variety initiatives focussing on African Elephants to benefit broader efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade.
Corporate and private sponsorship and donations make a massive contribution to the poaching war, providing assistance with the high costs of anti-poaching teams, high tech arms, night-vision goggles and drones.
The iconic elephants’ ecological role in natural landscapes contributes to healthy ecosystems in many African countries. Illegal killing of elephants significantly reduces the ability of African countries to harness ever-growing tourism business opportunities.
Public support is urgently required before elephants are assigned to the history books. The cold, hard truth is that if poaching continues at its present rate elephants will be extinct in under a decade.