Jun 30

Lodges urged to work with conservancies

Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Heather Sibungo, says it is crucial for lodge operators to engage directly with conservancies and adhere to the established guidelines and regulations set forth by the conservancy and the ministry. By doing this, she said, conservancies can ensure transparency, accountability, and alignment with conservation principles when entering business partnerships, joint ventures or agreements. She added that it is important for a conservancy to ensure that the traditional authorities remain custodians of land, and that regional councils are properly briefed and consulted to benefit the members of the conservancy directly.