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K4D Helpdesk Report

The Contribution of Wildlife to the Economies of Sub Saharan Africa

Published on 27 June 2018

There are numerous studies analysing wildlife watching tourism, however, there is limited data
and literature on the overall figures of wildlife watching tourism and its economic impacts, and
hence these are difficult to quantify. There is also limited data and evidence on the exact
economic contributions of consumptive wildlife tourism in Sub Saharan Africa, such as trophy
hunting and legal trade in skins. From the studies found, the contribution of trophy hunting to Sub
Saharan countries’ GDPs is small but it may play a significant role in supporting conservation
efforts.

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Price, R.A. (2017) The Contribution of Wildlife to the Economies of Sub Saharan Africa. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

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Institute of Development Studies
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Price, Roz
language
English

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