monkeyland Blog

The Sustainability Lie – A Film About The Dirty Palm Oil Business

From 8th to 11th November, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is holding its Annual General Assembly in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Europe wants to import ever more cheap palm oil and RSPO-certificates are buying producers and customers a good conscience. However, sustainable palm oil production is a myth, not a reality. Today, the NGO Rainforest Rescue is releasing a film about deforestation and evictions in Indonesia at the hands of the world's largest palm oil company. ...

African Travel, Inc.'s New President Announces The Era Of Voluntourism

  Sherwin Banda is grateful that recent high-profile events have increased awareness about the importance of responsible, sustainable tourism in Africa.   “The allure of Africa is multi-faceted, but so are the challenges facing the continent,” said the South Africa-born hotelier, who was appointed president of African Travel, Inc. earlier this month. “Fortunately, travelers are beginning to recognize and prioritize the importance of supporting long-last...

Say No To Wildlife Petting

South Africa is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination and one of the most popular reasons for visiting is the spectacular wildlife. Along with the ‘Big Five’, South Africa is also home to an abundance of mammals, spectacular birdlife and our coasts are visited by dolphins, seals and migrating whales. However, despite all this wildlife living free in our forests, plains, mountains and coasts there is a disturbing number of facilities offering tourists the oppo...

Two Reasons To Celebrate At Monkeyland This Week.

  The multi-award winning primate sanctuary, Monkeyland, located in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route has double the reason to celebrate this week.   On Wednesday 11th March, a new Howler Monkey was born.  Both parents have been seen being very protective of the new addition to their family whilst the baby’s big sister has shown some interest in baby, but more interest in ensuring she still gets enough attention from Mum and Dad.

Travel Market Looks At Responsible Tourism In Africa

Responsible tourism will be a key focus of the World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa), which runs from 15 to 17 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.