The role of tourism in the sustainable use of big cats
Professor David Macdonald
University of Oxford, WildCRU
Host Country Institutions:
Dept of National Parks and Wildlife Management
To encourage sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources (in particular big cats), in the Hwange and the southern African region
Yearly regional workshops held.
Data obtained on lion population recovery after quota reduction.
Data on value of wildlife (in particular lions) to tourism revenue collected.
Data on effect of conservation education obtained.
Final workshop presents results
Conservation education outreach continues
Database on hunting trophy quality compiled, manual on wildlife census and quota setting produced.
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