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Season’s Greetings from Milton Group!
Grumeti Reserves, a 346,000-acre reserve in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, is an area that is at high risk of human-wildlife conflict. In 2011, we were invited to help attract investment for long-term conservation management and in 2012 we helped create annual funding programs to help support the work of the non-profit @grumetifund, which continues to deliver important philanthropic wildlife and community work. 

The Grumeti Fund’s anti-poaching team is considered best-in-class. Wesley Gold, Anti-Poaching Manager at the Grumeti Fund, tells us how to stay ‘one step ahead’ to tackle the poaching crisis in The Difference Vol. 5. Follow the link in our bio to read the interview on 56 - 69.

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@karinganimozambique’s goal is to restore, enhance and maintain the natural ecological processes and biodiversity of the reserve and is an ideal candidate to become one of the most successful and ecologically diverse game reserves across Africa. The positive impact and outcomes of our conservation efforts so far are evidence for the great potential the reserve has to fulfil this mission.
 
Follow the link in our bio to read about the key steps being taken towards achieving Karingani’s purpose and mission to become a model for holistic nature-based tourism – to generate real impact and make a difference to the land, wildlife and communities that live upon it.
 
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Much of the future sustainability of at-risk conservation areas will rely on community lands surrounding protected areas. Milton Group and Impact Observatory share this viewpoint and are working together to set new innovative standards of land use planning for these future buffer zones. Impact Observatory is an innovative technology company that develops AI-powered, on-demand, geospatial data, mapping changing land use and land cover at unprecedented scale and speed.
 
As part of The Difference Vol. 5, we caught up with Steve Brumby, Co-Founder of Impact Observatory, and Mark Hannel, Machine Learning Scientist, to discover how they are creating positive impact through technological innovation and improved access to data. Follow the link in our bio to read the full piece. 
 
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We were delighted to speak with David Casselman, CEO of @ecoflixofficial, on the vision and purpose behind the first not-for-profit global streaming platform striving to save animals and the planet.
 
Our Founder, Paul Milton, met David last year and recognised the value in this media based platform using digital technology and innovative partnership programs to drive purpose. Paul is now a nominated trustee of Ecoflix Europe – a subscription-based service with 100% of Ecoflix’s membership fees, donations, and profits going towards wildlife and conservation efforts. An innovative approach to global media, Ecoflix’s goal is to inform audiences with factual and up-to-date content to empower people globally to make a difference. 
 
Follow the link in our bio to read the full interview for an insight into the positive impact that Ecoflix is having.
 
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Our founder Paul Milton, met with Ralph Chami, Co-Founder of Blue Green World and Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development at the International Monetary Fund, to discuss his truly innovative concept that focuses on wildlife-centred carbon services as a means of both solving the climate crisis and for the future of financing conservation projects.
 
Follow the link in our bio to read the interview on pages 34 - 42 of The Difference Vol. 5
 
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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. We extend our heartfelt condolences to The Royal Family and give thanks to Her Majesty for her awe-inspiring 70 year reign as we join the nation in mourning. 

Rest in peace HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022. 

Photo by Chris Levine / Rob Munday © Jersey Heritage Trust
On International Whale Shark Day, we are shining a light on Pomene Marine Reserve in Mozambique, home to an exceptional diversity of marine species including whale sharks, manta rays and migratory humpback whales.
 
Supported by a hospitality and real estate development programme, the reserve will implement a holistic approach to environmental, protection, enhancement and social development that includes habitat regeneration, marine and terrestrial anti-poaching and protection, community partnerships and socio-economic uplift. Our marine conservation partner @marinemegafauna, has been conducting research off the coast of Southeastern Africa for the past two decades. 
 
Photo by Simon Pierce
 
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Last month, a clan of hyenas from Karingani Game Reserve were moved to the Karingani temporary predator holding facility to be donated to Gorongosa National Park, with a view to returning this species back into the landscape. Hyenas are a critical component to the ecosystem, so this reintroduction will continue to help build upon the biodiversity and conservation of the park.
 
On 13th July, through a collaborative conservation initiative with @anacconservacao, @gorongosapark, @KaringaniMozambique and @mozwildlifealliance, the hyenas were transported by aircraft to their new home in Gorongosa National Park. The clan were given an adjustment period to acclimatise to their new surroundings in a holding facility at Gorongosa before being released into the park.
 
This historic move showcases Mozambique’s dedication to conservation through collaborations to restore and protect biodiversity. 

Follow the link in our bio to read more about it in the latest issue of The Difference (page 104).

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A huge congratulations to @tusk_org for a very successful 23rd annual @lewasafarimarathon, organised in partnership with @lewa_wildlife and @safaricomplc_. After two years of virtual events, participants were back, running through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies and a World Heritage Site. 

Over the last 22 years, this unique marathon has raised millions of dollars to support Tusk-funded wildlife conservation and community development in Kenya. Last weekend, individuals and corporate teams had the chance to witness the positive impact the marathon is having on the local communities of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the results of their wildlife conservation efforts first-hand.

Photo by @tusk_org 

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Our founder Paul Milton, has welcomed ‘Sirkon’ home – one of the inspirational pieces that made up the @tusk_org Lion Trail last year. This majestic sculpture, created by Paul Onditi, reflects the growing impact and challenge of the human wildlife conflict faced by communities living alongside national parks. Funds raised across the auctions were donated to @africanccf and @tusk_org, to support their incredible work protecting species and empowering communities across Africa.

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We were pleased to see “Invest in our planet” is this year’s Earth Day theme – encouraging individuals, businesses and governments to invest in technologies and practices that can benefit the Earth.

Our experiences over the past 25 years have shown that an integral part of ensuring the long-term resilience of our projects is through the adoption of Natural and Social Capital methodologies to measure impact. Through the use of technology and data, we hold the ability to measure these outcomes, which is integral to our collective responsibility to effect change.

A previous issue of the The Difference explores a variety of outcomes achieved by our various partners and collaborators. Follow the link in our bio to read Vol. 2. We hope this will inspire and serve as a model for further innovative development programs. 

Photo: Kurhula Farm, Karingani Game Reserve

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In 2001, Dr. Anton Rupert established the @sacollegefortourism (SACT) under the auspices of the Peace Parks Foundation with the purpose of providing education and training to economically empower young women living in rural communities in southern Africa. 

As part of Vol. 4 of The Difference, we invited Caroline Rupert, a member of the board of directors for Peace Parks, and Mariette Ferreira, the Executive Director at SACT, to discuss the history of the college and the impact the program has had on women’s employment since its inception.

We are delighted to work closely with @peaceparks Foundation on matters of African conservation and thought leadership. 

Follow the link in our bio to read the article on pages 66 - 75 of Vol 4.

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Jim Tinson, CEO and fellow board member at @harthowerton, alongside our Founder, Paul Milton, and Hart Howerton Managing Principal, Tim McCarthy, discuss the impact of sustainable design in the 21st century with a global focus on wellness, in January’s issue of The Difference. 

We are delighted to have two key industry thought leaders share the importance of sustainable design and the impact they are making on the built environment. 

Follow the link in our bio to read the article on pages 56 - 65 of Vol 4.

Social Media Collaborations

David Yarrow

David Yarrow Photography is aligned with the Milton Group in our purpose to support Rwanda, through addressing conservation threats by attracting sustainable tourism investment. In August 2020 we embarked on a social media collaboration to illustrate this aligned purpose.