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Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa.  Although some African countries have benefitted from nature-based tourism, the monetary value of protecting a country’s natural heritage has not yet been fully …

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Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate of return is at least six-times the original investment. The report, “Banking on Protected Areas: Promoting sustainable nature-based tourism to benefit local communities” found that the original …

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