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Trash collected in a 2019 cleanup that removed 24,000 pounds (10,000 kilograms) of garbage from Mount Everest. Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Climbers have turned Mount Everest into a high-altitude garbage dump, but sustainable solutions are within reach

Mountain tourism brings revenues to Nepal but leaves a mess behind. Local and international groups are offering new cleanup strategies.
Tourists cross a hanging bridge in the treetops of Costa Rica’s Monteverde cloud forest. Matthew Williams-Ellis/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Protecting biodiversity – and making it accessible – has paid off for Costa Rica

Tourism revenues account for almost 10% of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product. New research shows that charismatic wildlife is necessary but not sufficient to attract ecotourists.
Jimmy Kisembo, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger looks up at a lion on his daily monitoring patrol in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Alex Braczkowski

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

Africa’s public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas.
Land reform strategies portray the land as uniform, static and independent from its social-environmental context. GettyImages

South Africa’s land reform policies need to embrace social, economic and ecological sustainability

South Africa’s that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
With tourism revenue drying up due to COVID-19, the debate surrounding trophy hunting of wildlife species like African lions is more relevant now than before. Alex Braczkowski

COVID-19, Africa’s conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

A new study evaluates what South African landowners who run trophy hunting operations would do in the event of a hunting ban.

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