This digital collection includes presentations given at the 8th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium held in 2014 for the symposia theme: Business of Conservation.

Recent Submissions

  • What makes a hunting experience memorable? 

    Author(s):Saayman, Melville; van der Merwe, Peet; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Growth in the number of game farms and hunting lodges (operators) in Southern Africa has created fierce competition amongst these hunting operations. In order to remain competitive it is important to determine what hunters ...
  • Zooming in on trophy hunter's spending 

    Author(s):Saayman, M.; van der Merwe, P.; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    The purpose of this paper is to determine the determinants of trophy (international) hunters spending in South Africa. Hunters in South Africa can be divided into two categories namely biltong (primarily local hunters) and ...
  • Internal audit and wildlife ranching: friend or foe? 

    Author(s):Reilly, Yvonne; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    South Africa is unique in world terms having spawned a significant wildlife industry. This industry encompasses some 17% of the land surface area in which private and corporate landowners extensively ranch between 16 and ...
  • Game ranching in South Africa: biodiversity conservation or agriculture? 

    Author(s):Reilly, Brian; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    South Africa is unique in having created an extensive game ranching industry across a wide range of indigenous ungulates to pachyderms and even large predators. From small beginnings by a handful of private landowners and ...
  • New era of harvest on private lands in the USA: when should we manage pheasants like fish?, A 

    Author(s):Powell, Larkin; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Hunters on public and private lands in the USA are regulated by harvest and possession limits. Wildlife managers rarely design spatially-explicit regulations or quotas for individual properties. Two policies on private ...
  • How does land use affect the relative abundance of two mesopredators in the, Eastern Cape, South Africa? 

    Author(s):Parker, D. M.; Kok, A. D.; Perry, T. W.; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Livestock pastoralism and game ranching are the two dominant land use types in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and conflict between humans and medium sized carnivores is widespread. In this study, we used 12 spatially ...
  • Transaction cost measurement for the evaluation of the regulation of live wildlife trade in South Africa 

    Author(s):Dry, Gert C.; van Hoven, Wouter
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Although South Africa has in theory, an economic comparative advantage in the production of indigenous wildlife, the ability to capitalize on this advantage was originally initiated by an incisive policy that entrusted ...
  • Is intensive breeding of color variations in game achieving triple bottom line profits for all? 

    Author(s):Nel, Lizanne; Dry, Gert
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Private landowners in South Africa have, for decades, derived sustainable income from the use of indigenous biodiversity through ecotourism and hunting. These benefits provide incentives to conserve biodiversity and private ...
  • Financial incentives for private land conservation in the United States 

    Author(s):Vana, Jordan; Dry, Gert
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Americans have supported private land conservation for more than 30 years. In that time, the nation's 1,700 land trusts have helped landowners conserve more than 47 million acres of farm and ranch land, wildlife habitat, ...
  • Wildlife ranching industry: the South African flagship of a sustainable green economy 

    Author(s):Dry, Gert C.
    Date Issued:2014-09
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats; presentations (communicative events)
    Unlike American wildlife culture which is based on the belief that making money out of wildlife is immoral; the South African wildlife culture is based upon sustainable use and or commercialisation. It is trite knowledge ...