How Does Game Ranching in South Africa Contribute to Sustainable Use of Wildlife?

Elizabeth Pienaar

University of Florida

Elizabeth Pienaar is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. She received her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on how private lands contribute to the conservation of natural resources - with specific focus on wildlife and ecosystem services. Her research encompasses private lands stewardship in both the United States and South Africa. Current research projects include: the implementation of financial and non-financial incentives to conserve and manage habitat for threatened and endangered species on private lands; measures to address anthropogenic causes of human-wildlife conflicts; the role of different property rights systems in attaining wildlife and biodiversity conservation on private lands; and the valuation of ecosystem services. As part of her extension work, she advises government agencies on the incorporation of economics and human dimensions principles into their management practices and decision-making.


Wildlife tourism plays a key role in both wildlife conservation and economic development in Africa. The wildlife tourism industry generates approximately the same total revenues as farming, forestry, and fisheries combined. ... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Elizabeth Pienaar (University of Florida)
  2. Elena Rubino (University of Florida)

Topic Areas

Topics: Policy and Governance , Topics: Social and Environmental Dimensions of Tourism , Topics: Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism


OS-H1 » Tourism and Conservation (16:00 - Tuesday, 4th October, Tavolara Room, Santa Chiara Complex)

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