This digital collection includes presentations given at the 9th International Wildlife Ranching Symposium held in 2016 for the symposia theme: Sustainable Use of Wildlife.

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  • Program of the 9th international wildlife ranching symposium: wildlife - the key to prosperity for rural communities 

    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; programs (documents); abstracts (summaries)
    Abstracts of parallel sessions are included. Symposium includes 4 Plenary sessions, and parallel sessions covering Wildlife Management; Sustainable Use of Wildlife; and IUCN 2nd African Buffalo Symposium.
  • Trophy hunting & sustainability: temporal dynamics in trophy size & harvesting patterns of wild herbivores 

    Author(s):Muposhi, V. K.; Gandiwa, E.; Bartels, P.; Makuza, S. M.; Madiri, T. H.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    We explored the trophy quality and trends in harvesting patterns (i.e., 2004-2015) of buffalo (Syncerus caffer), elephant (Loxodonta africana), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) and sable (Hippotragus niger) in Matetsi Safari ...
  • How sustainable is sustainable wildlife tourism? 

    Author(s):Brett, Michael R.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The first formal protected area in Africa was proclaimed in June 1894 in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR). This protected area was followed four years later by the forerunner of the Kruger National Park. In 1926 the ...
  • Wild and free: what are we conserving and how do we measure it? 

    Author(s):Child, Matthew; Seiler, Jeanetta
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Saving a species from extinction is the minimum goal for conservationists. Ideally, we should conserve wild, flourishing, adaptive and self-sustaining populations. The IUCN recognises this ideal and states that only wild ...
  • Do we really understand accommodation preferences of visitors to the Kruger National Park? 

    Author(s):Kruger, Martinette; van der Merwe, Peet; Slabbert, Elmarie; Saayman, Melville
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Accommodation plays such an important role in the tourist's experience, and one would imagine that many studies concerning this topic have been conducted. However, surprisingly very few studies have been carried out on ...
  • Management of free-ranging hunted wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Norway 

    Author(s):Storass, Torstein
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    In Europe, wild reindeer was an important source of human food during the last glaciation. Presently the last remnants of the wild European mountain living reindeer survive in southern Norwegian mountains where they move ...
  • Zebra: more than just stripes 

    Author(s):Hoffman, Louw
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) are growing in number in southern Africa, with the meat from surplus animals holding potential to contribute to food security and economic stability. Despite being consumed locally and ...
  • Impact of responsible hunting on sustainable wildlife ranching 

    Author(s):van de Giessen, Johann; Nel, Lizanne
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Recent studies on the economic contribution of hunting to the GDP of African countries where hunting takes place, put it at over a billion US$ annually, contributing in excess of 50 000 jobs. Looking at South African ...
  • Crocodile farming: a fresh approach 

    Author(s):Reader, Robert
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    South Africa Crocodile Farmers are generally in a favourable position regarding the farming of this protected natural resource. It has eliminated the risks of the potentials of extinction of this prehistoric animal and ...
  • Controversial cuisine 

    Author(s):Cawthorn, Donna; Hoffman, Louw
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
  • Game meat as alternative food source for Africa: a retailer perspective 

    Author(s):Slabbert, E.; Saayman, M.; van der Merwe, P.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The issue of food (in) security is critical in many parts of the world including Africa. Citizens have the right to sufficient food, water and social security which means sufficient provision of food on a day-to-day basis. ...
  • Sustainable vs unsustainable trends in game ranching in Africa 

    Author(s):Schack, Wilhelm
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Wildlife Ranching was born at the time when passionate individuals thought it was possible to conserve the dwindling wildlife resources of Africa by commercialising the utilization of animals and other natural resources. ...
  • Does age influence biltong hunters behaviour? 

    Author(s):van der Merwe, Peet; Saayman, Melville
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    When looking at market segmentation, age is often used to segment tourism markets. This was also the case with this study, where age was used to perform a market segmentation of South African biltong hunters. The aim was ...
  • Harvesting and processing of wild game in Namibia 

    Author(s):van Schalkwyk, Diana
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The wildlife industry in Namibia has shown tremendous growth over the past decades and is currently the only extensive animal production system within the country that is expanding. Several factors are responsible for the ...
  • "Local" (meat?) hunter? Backbone or bain.... ...of the game wildlife rancher...?, The 

    Author(s):Palos, Stephen
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Making the most of the "bread & milk shopper" requires appreciating their importance, providing for their needs, keeping them "low maintenance", maximising the "basket" and ensuring they select animals which meet management ...
  • Fallow deer in southern Africa: a potential meat source or is it just an invasive species? 

    Author(s):Hoffman, Louw
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Where Fallow deer (Dama spp.) were once almost extinct, they have now become one of the most widespread wild ungulate species in the world. In South Africa, this species has also been introduced and is now abundant in the ...
  • Catch rain: people working together to restore land and rivers 

    Author(s):Huelin, Astrid
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Rural communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia are being inspired to work together to restore land and rivers by changing wildlife, livestock and land management practices. There is improved rural community resilience & prosperity ...
  • Game meat production on private land in South Africa: current scale and potential for the future 

    Author(s):Taylor, Andrew; Child, Matthew; Lindsey, Peter; Davies-Mostert, Harriet
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Game meat production is considered one of the four pillars of wildlife ranching in South Africa, with the potential to generate large revenues and contribute positively to food security and job creation. It is very far ...
  • Sustainable agriculture and wildlife resources in Sub Saharan Africa: the relationship to country foods and food security 

    Author(s):Renecker, Lyle A.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The World Health Organization defines food security when all people have sustained access to good food to maintain life and can do so in socially and culturally acceptable ways. The food should be good in quantity and ...
  • Back to basics: "hunt for food": wildlife industry to regulate game meat 

    Author(s):van der Merwe, M.
    Date Issued:2016-09
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    The 2014-2016 Montreal - Sustainable Wildlife Management Progress Report (Canada, 25-30 April 2016) listed two of the four integral thematic areas as: wildlife and food security and animal and human health. This sentiment ...