An African hunt is on just about every hunters bucket list. Whether you want to chase plains game or dangerous game, from warthogs to gemsbok to zebra, the Dark Continent is the place to go.
- Trophy hunting by 18,500 hunters generates US$ 200 million annually in remote rural areas of Africa in 23 countries.
- Trophy hunting alone currently generates $20 million annually in Botswana and more than 1,000 jobs.
- $6.7 million is generated from trophy fees alone in Botswana.
- Nearly 75% of trophy hunting revenue remains in Botswana. In comparison, only 27% of all tourism revenue remains in Botswana.
- 2004 estimates show that trophy hunting in Namibia generates $28.5 million, representing 14% of tourism revenue and 2.3% of the entire GDP.
- The Namibian economy is 38 times smaller than South Africa’s therefore the income from trophy hunting is 9 times more important.
- By 1999 trophy hunting in Zambia produced close to $4.0 million annually, however some estimates were as large as $10 million
- In 2004, Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) disbursed K1.8 billion to 49 communities living in and around Game Management Areas around the country.
- Trophy hunting generated $12 billion Zimbabwe dollars in 2004 and accounted for approximately 60-90% of all revenues for the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management.
- In 2000, 20 to 30% of income from trophy hunting was produced on private land, while 70-80% was produced on the communal lands.
- U.S. $100 million was generated by foreign trophy hunters in South Africa in 2000 (Anderson 2003) with estimates surging to nearly $137 million per year if multiplier effects and secondary industries are considered (Damm 2004a)
- Tanzania has the 2nd largest share of trophy hunting in Africa after South Africa
- In 2001 trophy hunting estimates ranged from as high as $36.1 million to as low as $27.1 million in Tanzania.
For more on the positive economic impact that hunting has, check out this page on the SCI website.
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