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1 6/12/2012 WTM Panel discussion – wildlife tourism

2 TOPIC The trend of millions of travellers who like to watch animals in their natural habitat is growing every year and has become a significant source of employment and income for developing countries. But rapid development also brings numerous environmental concerns that could endanger wildlife. How can the industry positively contribute? © &BEYOND

3 RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People & Beyonds pioneering model of luxury experiential is based on our core ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People. We have 400 beds in 33 safari lodges in Africa and India, yet influence over 9 million hectares of land under wildlife management. © &BEYOND

4 HELPING TO FUND CONSERVATION 20 years of conservation successes Rhino relocation to Botswana Gaur relocation in India Munywana leopard research at & Beyond Phinda Aders duiker and suni at & Beyond Mnemba Pioneering buffalo quarantine and elephant relocation © &BEYOND

5 EDUCATING VISITORS Involving guests in community and conservation © &BEYOND Rhino notching Elephant collaring Leopard research Turtle nesting Community visits

6 CREATING WILDLIFE DEPENDENT LIVELIHOODS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE Employment © &BEYOND Total Staff Percentage Tanzanian Percentage employed from local communities (5 km from lodge) Percentage employed surrounding communities (10-50km from lodge) Lake Manyara Tree Lodge43 100%21%53% Grumeti Tented Camp 34100%29%38% Kleins Camp 3789%78%0% Serengeti Under Canvas 50100%26%0% Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 12398%14%51% Mnemba Island 6087%52%23% Total 34796%31%33%

7 CREATING WILDLIFE DEPENDENT LIVELIHOODS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE Africa Foundation With our community development partner, Africa Foundation, we have: Raised and committed USD 11.5 million Operated and implemented projects in six African countries Facilitated the construction of more than 175 classrooms Managed a bursary programme granting 285 scholarships Facilitate the construction of four clinics Improved access to water for more than people © &BEYOND


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