Voluntourism and The Canned Hunting Trade in South Africa

Nov 02, 2018, 02:35 PM

In today’s episode I talk to Steph Noble, a regular volunteer in various parts of the world and a lover of big cats. Since discovering her passion for wildlife conservation, Steph has sought out opportunities to further her knowledge and experience in the field, as well as use the opportunity to see more of the world.

This episode was recorded during a press trip to Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and Lodge where I met Steph as she was currently volunteering there. We discuss all things volunteering abroad, as well an important discussion regarding the issue of breeding farms and canned hunting which is currently happening in South Africa.

To find out more about this topic - Playing with Lion cubs in South Africa : Is a like worth more than their life?

Mentioned locations and charities:
Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary 

Four Paws International 

You can find me on Twitter @yokomeshiuk or on my blog

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The Wildlife Tourist is a bi-monthly podcast for animal lovers. Each episode aims to discover a new place in the world where wildlife is a big tourism factor. The Wildlife Tourist podcast explores and promotes responsible and sustainable tourism with an aim to life the lid and raise awareness on unethical wildlife tourism practices.