The Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum is a unique opportunity to harness the financial muscle of the world’s leading conservation-compatible businesses, including hotel and lodge operators, to raise vital funds to support and protect Uganda’s wildlife.
This Space for Giants Club was inaugurated in Kenya in 2016 and the goal of this Club is to protect half of Africa’s remaining 415,000 elephants by 2020. Uganda has been the first to host Africa’s first Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum and Botswana will host the Giants Club Summit 2018 which has four initial objectives:
- It will be held soon after China enacts its domestic ivory trade ban, and will recognize the great distinction of that step and help drive new partnerships between China and Africa that ensure natural ecosystems flourish
- It will work to secure Africa’s largest single remaining contiguous elephant population, which straddles the borders of five countries
- It will engage global enterprise to show how investing in conservation is good for corporate social responsibility and good for business in increasingly discerning global markets
- It will review progress made since the 2016 summit and set transparent goals to be achieved before the next event