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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.
As the eyes of the world are on @cop26uk, @afterthepandemic are hosting a cultural fringe event in Glasgow, so that everyone can take part in the climate conversation and drive positive global change at a local level. @oneplanet.life have arranged a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading experts and scientists, including Professor Sir David King, Professor Kevin Anderson and Dr Alice Hill, to discuss the climate crisis and the urgent need to act now.

The panel discussion will take place on the 8th November, less than a mile from the official @cop26uk venue. 

Follow the link in our bio for details on how to stream the event. 🌍 

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The Build Better Now exhibition demonstrates an aspirational yet achievable vision for the future – a built environment that we can relate to, and a future where we are part of the solution.

As the developers, investor representatives and master planners of @singita_ Kwitonda Lodge, Rwanda, we were delighted that it has been included in the selection of 17 sustainable projects from around the world, to be featured in @buildbetter_now at @cop26uk, over the duration of the conference.

Explore the virtual exhibition by following the link in our bio.

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Image by @buildbetter_now.
The unprecedented and extreme climate events in the past few months signal that we have entered a new phase in climate change with collapse of earth systems, meaning that reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough…

Whatever happens at #COP26 we need to #AdaptNow. 

Please share this video with others, to help inspire a movement of change. Together we can tackle the climate crisis head-on. 🌍 

Produced by @oneplanet.life in partnership with @climategenn

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The built environment has a central role to play in supporting the world’s transition to a net zero carbon economy. Globally, buildings consume over a third of energy produced and are responsible for 38% of carbon emissions. Build Better Now is a virtual exhibition and series of events highlighting the most sustainable building projects from around the world, raising awareness and offering practical solutions for tackling the climate crisis.
 
As the developers, investor representatives and master planners of @singita_ Kwitonda Lodge, Rwanda, we were pleased that it has been included in the selection of 17 sustainable projects from around the world, to be featured in @buildbetter_now at @cop26uk over the next two weeks.

Our partnership with the Rwanda Development Board was created to help attract sustainable nature-based tourism investment into Rwanda, so we’re therefore delighted that this project has been honoured. 

To see the virtual exhibition, follow the link in our bio.
 
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Today, on #WorldGorillaDay, we’re celebrating the positive impact that @singita_ Kwitonda Lodge, is having on securing the future recovery of the endangered mountain gorilla. 

Over time, habitat encroachment as a result of the growing human population and political instability, has pushed this species to a precarious state – with just over 1,000 surviving in at-risk natural habitats.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge has been part of a national vision driven by the Rwanda Development Board to attract sustainable tourism investment to reverse this trend. Developed by Milton Group at the invite of the President of Rwanda, this 178 acre site continues to be reforested as part of an initiative to expand the habitat for the gorilla populations in the National Park.

Link in our bio for more information about this project. 

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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.