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Makuleke ecotourism project - Pafuri Camp. South Africa. Equator Initiative Case Studies.

This paper describes the activities of the organisation known as the Makuleke ecotourism project. A community-led ecotourism initiative the main objectives are to protect the unique ecosystems and wildlife of the region and sustain a competitive ecotourism enterprise that provides the community with alternative livelihood opportunities and sustainable sources of income. The initiative has been extremely successful, providing many jobs to the community, restoring their land rights as part of the process, and giving them a viable alternative livelihood that also allows for significant improvements to be seen in terms of development.

Author(s): 
United Nations Development Programme
Year published: 
2012