Makuleke Ecotourism Project - Pafuri Camp- South Africa
Pafuri Camp is a community-led ecotourism initiative in the northern part of the Kruger National Park that provides a wide range of activities, including game drives, night drives, walks and wildlife hides. Revenues from Pafuri Camp are used in both community development projects, as well as biodiversity conservation initiatives.
Pafuri Camp takes a participatory approach to ecotourism, based on the idea that community-based action is often the most effective approach to biodiversity protection and sustainable development. Activities are designed not only to generate income for the local community, but also to raise awareness among the local population of the value of protecting biodiversity in the region. Anti-poaching teams have been established to identify and eliminate illegal poaching.
Equator Prize Winner: 2010
Location: Kruger National Park
Beneficiaries: 15,000 Beneficiaries in three villages
Biodiversity: 24,000-hectare wildlife concession
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Equator Prize 2010
Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
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