Date: Nov 14, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Conservation Tourism: How Great Plains Conservation is Conserving and Expanding Natural Habitats in Africa

Wed, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM CohnReznick
General PublicSocial Enterprise Prog.


Great Plains Conservation is first and foremost a conservation company working to save Africa's last wild places. Through its innovative approach, combining low-impact luxury travel with world-class impact-orientated conservation initiatives, it is protecting over 1M acres of pristine wilderness in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Great Plains Conservation is changing the way we experience Africa. Founded in 2006 as a first-of-its-kind conservation tourism company, Great Plains has fine-tuned the successful business-conservation model combining low-impact, high-dollar tourism experiences with strategic, sustainable, and impact-oriented conservation. Holding true to its original charter, none of the shareholders take a profit from the success of the company, rather it is reinvested in its conservation footprint.

As a hybrid organization, with both commercial and charitable sides, Great Plains Conservation demonstrates the significant resource capital in high-net worth travelers to make an impact on conservation, leaving lasting legacies. Its conservation initiatives span a wide range from relocating more than 100 rhino from areas of intense poaching, to expanding wildlife corridors for lion and elephant, to supporting cultural adaptations of conservation practices, and distributing solar lanterns to communities without access to electricity. Through all of its efforts Great Plains Conservation and its Foundation operate with the same ethos: humans need wild places. They need them to renew their souls, to remind us of what we are, and who we want to be.

Join the Director of the Great Plains Conservation Foundation, Anna Rathmann, as she shares examples of the legacy socially-conscience and conservation-oriented travelers are having on Africa through Great Plains Conservation.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Anna Rathmann

Director, Great Plains Foundation

Working to expand and protect natural habitats in Southern Africa, Anna Rathmann leads the Great Plains Foundation as its Director. As the charitable arm of Great Plains Conservation, the Foundation identifies and implements sustainable wildlife, land, and community conservation initiatives throughout Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Ms. Rathmann began her career in conservation as a Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park and later spent more than a decade with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. Through the Great Plains Foundation, Ms. Rathmann is working to develop effective and sustainable conservation practices that ensure the continued existence of some of the most fragile and threatened ecosystems in the world.

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