The Zambian Wildlife Ranching Industry: Scale, Associated Benefits, and Limitations Affecting Its Development

  title={The Zambian Wildlife Ranching Industry: Scale, Associated Benefits, and Limitations Affecting Its Development},
  author={Peter Lindsey and Jonathan I. Barnes and Vincent R. Nyirenda and Belinda Pumfrett and Craig J. Tambling and W. Andrew Taylor and Michael t’Sas Rolfes},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The number and area of wildlife ranches in Zambia increased from 30 and 1,420 km(2) in 1997 to 177 and ∼6,000 km(2) by 2012. Wild ungulate populations on wildlife ranches increased from 21,000 individuals in 1997 to ∼91,000 in 2012, while those in state protected areas declined steeply. Wildlife ranching and crocodile farming have a turnover of ∼USD15.7 million per annum, compared to USD16 million from the public game management areas which encompass an area 29 times larger. The wildlife… CONTINUE READING
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