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Private sector contributions to conservation in 
protected areas 
Dr. Susan Snyman 
Wilderness Safaris 
IUCN WCPA Tourism ...
Numerous mechanisms for the private sector 
to contribute to conservation
Ensuring that land is conserved and 
not used for logging, agriculture, etc.
Restoration of habitats 
Restoration of habitats
Payment of concession fees
Protection of endangered species
Funding the re-introduction of species
Financially contributing to 
conservation, e.g. research 
projects, monitoring, 
game counts, etc.
Funding the protection of PAs
Sustainability measures which promote 
conservation, e.g. solar, waste 
management, etc.
A reduction in poverty achieved through preferred 
employment of local people: consequent increase in rural 
household inc...
Children’s education programmes to develop 
future leaders and custodians of PAs
Wilderness Safaris case study 
Financially influencing conservation: 
 2.8 million hectares conserved 
 Biodiversity con...
Wilderness Safaris case study 
Reintroduction of species: 
 Black and white rhino range expansion 
 Seychelles White-Eye...
Thank you for your time 
Contact Sue Snyman (sues@wilderness.co.za) for any further information
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Private sector contributions to conservation in protected areas, Sue Snyman

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A presentation made during the Tourism and Nature-Based Solution session on 13 November 2014 at the World Parks Congress, Sydney, Australia, as part of an IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Area Specialist Group event.

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Private sector contributions to conservation in protected areas, Sue Snyman

  1. 1. Private sector contributions to conservation in protected areas Dr. Susan Snyman Wilderness Safaris IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Tourism as a nature-based solution Building resilience of Ecosystems and Societies Effectively Thursday 13th November
  2. 2. Numerous mechanisms for the private sector to contribute to conservation
  3. 3. Ensuring that land is conserved and not used for logging, agriculture, etc.
  4. 4. Restoration of habitats Restoration of habitats
  5. 5. Payment of concession fees
  6. 6. Protection of endangered species
  7. 7. Funding the re-introduction of species
  8. 8. Financially contributing to conservation, e.g. research projects, monitoring, game counts, etc.
  9. 9. Funding the protection of PAs
  10. 10. Sustainability measures which promote conservation, e.g. solar, waste management, etc.
  11. 11. A reduction in poverty achieved through preferred employment of local people: consequent increase in rural household incomes
  12. 12. Children’s education programmes to develop future leaders and custodians of PAs
  13. 13. Wilderness Safaris case study Financially influencing conservation:  2.8 million hectares conserved  Biodiversity conservation spend in 2013-2014 was over USD730 000  Investing in Environmental Departments and staff Endangered species protected:  Black Rhino, African Wild Dog, African Lion, Seychelles White-Eye Anti-poaching:  Support anti-poaching initiative in various areas
  14. 14. Wilderness Safaris case study Reintroduction of species:  Black and white rhino range expansion  Seychelles White-Eye  General game introductions Biomes and endemism:  Operate in nine biomes across Africa  Camps located in six out of eight African centres of endemism Research and Monitoring:  Ongoing research and monitoring projects in all countries
  15. 15. Thank you for your time Contact Sue Snyman (sues@wilderness.co.za) for any further information

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