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PRIVATE GAME | WILDLIFE RANCHING Issue 4 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.

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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
MLP Media Pty Ltd
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Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
technological development

In the last 50 years, as a result of human activity, Earth’s natural systems and habitats are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and destruction. The 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) International Congress in Hawaii garnered headlines around the world by drawing attention to startling research that showed the world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event. The environmental community has sought to bring the environmental conservation agenda to the mainstream, most notably from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. While the condition of our environment has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, since then, in parallel a seismic revolution in science and technology has been occurring at blinding speed and increasing at an exponential rate. Human capacity to capture, store and process data has been transformed to a degree…

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3 min
tegnologiese ontwikkeling

As gevolg van menslike aktiwiteite, het die aarde se natuurlike stelsels en habitatte die afgelope 50 jaar ongekende vlakke van spanning en vernietiging ondergaan. Die Internasionale Natuurbewaringsunie (IUCN) se internasionale kongres in Hawaii in 2016 het wêreldwyd hoofopskrifte gehaal deur die aandag te vestig op skokkende navorsing wat toon dat die wêreld tans ’n massa-uitwissing ondergaan. “Die wild-ekonomie het ’n deurslaggewende rol in die aanspreek van die kwessie van transformasie.” Die omgewingsgemeenskap het gepoog om die omgewingsbewaringsagenda onder die hoofstroom-aandag te bring, veral sedert die Rio-Aardeberaad in 1992. Terwyl die toestand van ons omgewing teen ’n onrusbarende tempo agteruitgegaan het, het daar sedertdien parallel hiermee ’n seismiese revolusie in wetenskap en tegnologie teen ’n verblindende spoed plaasgevind en dit neem teen ’n eksponensiële tempo toe. Die menslike vermoë om data vas te lê,…

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2 min
publishing editor’s note

A focus on strategy was an obvious choice when we considered the 2019 themes for Wildlife Ranching magazine. One of the most effective tools for strategic planning is to use the PESTLE analysis ( P olitical, E conomic, S ocial, T echnological, L egal, E nvironmental) as a guideline to examine opportunities and threats. Technological factors include technological aspects like R&D activity, automation, technology incentives and the rate of technological change. These can determine barriers to entry, minimise efficient production levels and influence the outsourcing decisions. Furthermore, technological shifts would affect costs and quality, and lead to innovation in respective industries. In our lead article, ‘THE BIGGER PICTURE’, Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes explains that in modern society one of the greatest and fastest potential game changers is advances in technology. Michael further states:…

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5 min
word from the executive editor modern science and technology

The Industrial Revolution was and is one of the most important events in human history and dramatically transformed life for people throughout the world. The First Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the latter half of the 18th century and came with the understanding of the power of steam. With it came the development of the steam engine that changed the face of our world, reducing the need for human labour with machines in mining, transport, textile manufacture and agriculture. Further consequences were the urbanisation of the population and the formation of the monied middle class. The Second Industrial Revolution was approximately 100 years later and ended with the First World War. The focus was on the improved processes in steel production, advances in electricity production (Thomas Edison and his incandescent light…

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5 min
moderne wetenskap en tegnologie

Die Industriële Revolusie was en is een van die belangrikste gebeurtenisse in die geskiedenis van die mensdom en het die lewe vir mense regoor die wêreld dramaties verander. Die Eerste Industriële Revolusie het in die tweede helfte van die 18de eeu in Brittanje begin en gevloei uit die begrip van stoomkrag. Daarmee saam het die ontwikkeling van die stoomenjin gekom, wat ons wêreld onherroeplik verander het met masjiene in mynbou, vervoer, tekstielvervaardiging en landbou wat die behoefte aan mannekrag verminder het. Verdere gevolge was die verstedeliking van die bevolking en die ontstaan van die gegoede middelklas. Die Tweede Industriële Rewolusie het ongeveer 100 jaar later plaasgevind en geëindig met die Eerste Wêreldoorlog. Die fokus was op die verbeterde prosesse in staalproduksie, die vooruitgang in elektrisiteitsproduksie (Thomas Edison en sy gloeilamp) en laasgenoemde…

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2 min
wildlife wisdom wildbedryf wysheid

STAY CLOSE TO APPLICABLE TECHNOLOGY We are living in exciting times in South Africa. The major lesson I have learned over the years is that the past is history – you have to adapt or die! This principle is without any doubt applicable in South Africa currently. It not only applies to game farming, but to almost any type of business or lifestyle. Fortunately, we have a lot of technology at our disposal that we have to make use of. If one looks at DNA testing for parentage and for example on sable antelope for nuclear and mitochondrial results, this technology must be seen as another tool in our toolboxes. With DNA the exact parentage can be confirmed and that takes the question mark out of breeding. But remember, technology can never…

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