GOALS FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS
- By the year 2020 – Establish, develop and support new wildlife ranching aspirants through infrastructure support and game donation programmes – 60 projects completed
- By the year 2021 – Operationalise 11 biodiversity economy nodes
- By the year 2021 – Formalise the game meat market and create an integrated network of game meat processing facilities – 2,500 jobs created, 18,500 tons of game meat produced
- To re-position the Wildlife Section as an efficient interdepartmental / industry collaboration and co-ordination mechanism to promote the benefits of the Wildlife Economy.
- To serve as a structured interdepartmental / industry platform with a mandate to specifically direct the implementation of projects, as well as future identified integrated projects relevant to the wildlife industry.
- To allow the forum to monitor and evaluate the implementation of projects and the impacts thereof through progress reports; economic indicators; collaboration; governance and accountability.
- To allow this initiative to capacitate senior people within government departments to make informed decisions regarding the protection and conservation of biological resources, as well as sustainable economic growth, including transformation.
THE VISION FOR THE WILDLIFE ECONOMY
Through the biodiversity economy lab, the vision is to better establish an economy that contributes to the well being of all South Africans, whilst harnessing South Africa’s natural resources potential.
- Average yearly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution increase of 15%
- Create 100,000 new jobs before 2030
- 30% equity in hands of Previously Disadvantaged Individual (PDI) (including 2 million ha land) and equitable revenue contribution from these assets
- 4000 new SMMEs across the value chain
- 5 million ha of land utilised contributing towards conservation target
- 3.5% animal population net growth p.a
- An inclusive, sustainable and responsive wildlife economy that grows at 15% p.a until at least 2030, while providing a foundation for social well-being and maintaining the ecological resource base.