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PRIVATE GAME | WILDLIFE RANCHING Issue 3 2019

PRIVATE GAME | WILDLIFE RANCHING With its magnificent and diverse wildlife heritage, Southern Africa plays a vital role in conserving the world’s biological diversity. The region boasts an extensive network of public parks, including international icons such as the Kruger, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Chobe and Hwange, several of which also form part of larger transfrontier conservation areas. The region is known for its excellent track record of conserving threatened species such as elephant, rhino, Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, black wildebeest, cheetah and lion. An important aspect is the unique and vital role the private sector and market-based approaches play in supporting both wildlife conservation and socio-economic development in the region. Southern Africa’s wildlife industry has become a contemporary world leader in conservation innovation, providing considerable ecological, biodiversity and economic benefits to the region.” Wildlife ranchers love nature and are conservationists at heart – that is why they choose this lifestyle. Conceptualised by the executive editorial team of the popular publication Wildlife Ranching magazine, PRIVATE GAME will build on the successes achieved by Wildlife Ranching, whilst providing an engaging voice for the private wildlife sector.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
MLP Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 39,90
R 279,99
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
economic social goals

“The wildlife economy has a pivotal role to play in addressing the issue of transformation.” According to the World Bank, South Africa is currently the most unequal country in the world. The numbers are staggering: 70% of the country’s wealth is owned by 10% of the population. The bottom 60% owns just 7% of the country’s wealth. Half of our population live on less than $5 a day. With such colossal inequality and abject poverty, transformation of the economy into a broad-based, inclusive, less resource-centric economy is not a matter of party political-policy but rather an economic necessity. The wildlife economy has a pivotal role to play in addressing the issue of transformation. In fact, it is strategically placed to benefit significantly from a transformed economy. The rapid rate of urban migration in South…

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2 min
ekonomiese sosiale doelwitte

Volgens die Wêreldbank is Suid-Afrika tans die mees ongelyke land in die wêreld. Die syfers is verbysterend: 70% van die land se rykdom is in besit van 10% van die bevolking. Die onderste 60% besit net 7% van die land se rykdom. Die helfte van ons bevolking leef op minder as $5 per dag. Met sulke reusagtige ongelykheid en volslae armoede is die transformasie van die ekonomie na ’n breë, inklusiewe, minder hulpbronsentriese ekonomie nie ’n kwessie van partypolitieke beleid nie, maar eerder ’n ekonomiese noodsaaklikheid. “Die wild-ekonomie het ’n deurslaggewende rol in die aanspreek van die kwessie van transformasie.” Die wild-ekonomie het ’n deurslaggewende rol in die aanspreek van die kwessie van transformasie. Trouens, dit is strategies geplaas om aansienlik voordeel te trek uit ’n getransformeerde ekonomie. Die vinnige tempo van stedelike migrasie…

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2 min
publishing editor’s note

When we considered the 2019 themes for Wildlife Ranching magazine, a focus on strategy was an obvious choice. One of the most effective tools for strategic planning is to use the PESTLE analysis ( Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental) as a guideline to examine opportunities and threats. With the social factor, also known as socio-cultural factors, we look at what changes in culture and society are taking place and consider the potential impact on the private wildlife industry in southern Africa. In our lead article, ‘THE BIGGER PICTURE’, Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes states that social values, especially those that evoke moral sentiments, play a fundamental role in influencing both political decisions and markets. Michael further states: “South Africa is now confronted with the challenge of navigating a range of competing and even…

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5 min
social development and upliftment

For a quarter of a century I have spoken about there being ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ and that if we as a democratic South Africa fail in our duty and did not reduce the numbers of ‘have nots’ through social development and upliftment and if these masses grow in number and become more and more desperate, we would face a revolution. ‘Have nots’ are not constrained in their behaviour by the threat of some or other loss. Furthermore, I made it clear that it was us ‘haves’ who have everything to lose. The ‘haves’ are also those that have the skills and resources to help develop the country and all of its people. It is thus in the interests of the ‘haves’ to put shoulder to the wheel and make…

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5 min
sosiale ontwikkeling en opheffing

Vir ’n kwarteeu reeds praat ek al oor ‘dié wat het’ en ‘dié wat nie het nie’ in ons land en dat indien ons as ’n demokratiese Suid-Afrika versuim in ons plig en nie die aantal ‘dié wat nie het nie’ deur sosiale ontwikkeling en opheffing verminder nie en hierdie massas toeneem en toenemend desperaat raak, ’n revolusie ons in die gesig staar. ‘Dié wat nie het nie’ se gedrag word nie ingeperk deur enige moontlikhede van verlies nie. Verder het ek dit duidelik gemaak dat dit ons, ‘dié wat het’, is wat alles kan verloor. ‘Dié wat het’ is ook diegene met die vaardighede en hulpbronne om die land en al sy mense te help ontwikkel. Dit is dus in die belang van ‘dié wat het’ om skouer aan…

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2 min
wildlife wisdom wildbedryf wysheid

BELANGRIKHEID VAN GOEIE GENETIKA Dagsê Wildvriende, As liefhebbers van wild in die natuur is dit ons voorreg om die diere in hul habitat te bestuur en daaruit ons lewensinkomste te kan verdien. Dit is dan ook ons sosiale plig en die rol wat ons hier moet vertolk, is baie groter as wat die meeste mense dink. Vandat ’n draad gespan is, beteken dit die boer moet enduit beheer neem oor die wild, aangesien die diere nou nie meer in staat is om vir hulself te sorg deur te migreer en vrylik te beweeg om hul behoeftes só op verskillende plekke te kan aanvul nie. Die ekonomiese selfbeskikking van die wildboer is dus van kardinale belang om ’n volhoubare wildplaas te kan bedryf. In die moeilike omstandighede waarin Suid-Afrika se ekonomie hom tans bevind…

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