South African National Parks (SANParks)

National conservation in South Africa maintaining a network of 22 protected areas accounting for 37.000 km2 or 4% of the nations land area (an additional 4.9% is formally protected as provincial parks, and public and private game reserves). It has an annual budget of close to R1 billion ($65 million), and 80% of this is self-generated driven by thriving tourism activities. This revenue allows SANParks to expand the conservation estate year on year, with 700 000ha added since the advent of democracy in 1994.

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