HUNTERS CONTRIBUTE R13.6 billion ($909 million) TO SA ECONOMY IN 2016/2017
Reaserch conducted by Prof Peet van der Merwe of North Weste Uiversity found that trophy and biltong hunters contributed a combined R13.6 billion ($909 million) to the South African economy in 2016/2017 season. This is only the direct contribution.
The research found that hunters (consumptive wildlife tourist) spend double and more the amount than non-consumptive wildlife tourists. Non-consumptive wildlife tourism refers to bird watching, game viewing (safari’s) and trails, to name a few.
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