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The size and distribution of the economic impacts of Namibian hunting tourism
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7206-6568
2007 (English)In: South African Journal of Wildlife Research, ISSN 0379-4369, E-ISSN 1996-8477, Vol. 37, no 1, 41-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to analyse the economic impacts of hunting tourism in Namibia. The economic impacts of hunting that takes place in communal land conservancies and on private lands, respectively, are studied, as well as the distribution of these impacts between different sectors and groups in the country. The study is based on data from a survey of hunters who visited Namibia during a five-year period. The income generated by hunting tourism, and the distribution of this income, are analysed using a recently developed Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). In aggregate, an extra N$ in spending by survey respondents translates into approximately one extra N$ in national income, and an average survey respondent's spending raised overall national income by an amount corresponding to two to three years' income for an average Namibian. The additional income generated by hunting tourism and associated tourism benefits rural households and urban wage earners to a greater extent, and capital owners to a lesser extent, than the average income distribution in the economy.

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Bloubergstrand: Southern African wildlife management association , 2007. Vol. 37, no 1, 41-52 p.
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economic impacts, multiplier analysis, income allocation, Namibia, trophy hunting
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Environmental Sciences Zoology Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118212DOI: 10.3957/0379-4369-37.1.41ISI: 000246475200005OAI: diva2:918470
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-04-11Bibliographically approved

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