Land use, wildlife, tourism & conservancies. VISION 2030. THE OVERRIDING MESSAGE THAT THIS REPORT CONVEYS IS :.
THE OVERRIDING MESSAGE THAT THIS REPORT CONVEYS IS :
by capitalising on Namibia’s comparative advantages and providing appropriate incentives to use our natural resources in the most efficient ways possible, we will be in a better position to create a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all Namibians – to 2030 and beyond.
A registered conservancy, on behalf of the community it represents,
acquires new rights and responsibilities with regard to the
consumptive and non-consumptive use and management of wildlife and natural resources:
Consumptive uses include: use of game for trophy hunting, consumption, commercial sale for meat or capture for live sale
Non-consumptive uses include: tourism ventures such as community-based tourism enterprises and joint venture agreements with private sector entrepreneurs
2. Different Approaches
3. Community Based Tourism
7. The Future of CBNRM / Conservancies
Travel & Tourism economy contributed 16% to Namibia’s GDP in 2006: N$3.7 billion.
Accounts for 18,840 jobs ( Fulltime & Part-time) which is 18% of total employment in Namibia.
Expected growth of the tourism sector will be 6.9% pa
Visitors in 2006 = 833 345
NACOBTA founded in 1995 by local communities who wanted to develop tourism enterprises in communal areas.
32 Active Member Enterprises - Campsites, rest-camps, traditional villages, craft centres, information centres, museums and local tour guides
Range of business & advocacy support services provided to enterprises.
Broker Partnership deals between Private sector and communities – Joint Ventures
Integrate sustainable enterprises into mainstream tourism
54 CBTEs are operating and generated N$ 3,748,481million in 2006
Jobs ’00=498; ’03=3 173; ’04=3 267 ’05=5 526; ’06=5 772
13 Joint Venture Partnerships Generated N$ 10,794,688 million in 2006;
Trophy Hunting generated N$6,113,923 million in 2006
Other CBNRM income N$ 6,177,680 million
Livelihoods: Livestock, mainly goats.
Cash income: <US$300pa
4 sites on banks of Khowarib Schlucht (Gorge)
Private tented camp developed by Operator
3 Full time staff
Developed with grant support of US$50,000
Projected Income 2008 Approx. US$10,000pa (wages US$3500, conservancy US$5,000)
African Eagle Safaris
Tour Operator – French Market
Developing tour with fixed tent accommodation.
Pays monthly rental, contributes to management costs, per passenger levy, marketing and quality control.
CBT Profile has been uplifted – some good products
Private Sector awareness of community tourism has been raised
Best approaches and processes in place
Products have been upgraded to meet market standards
Ongoing capacity building
Wilderness Safaris Namibia
Product = “low impact, high income photographic safaris”
Torra Conservancy,Registered 1998
Area: 352.000ha,Population: 1200
Livelihood: Livestock, mainly goats.
Cash income: < US$300pa
16 Bed up market lodge
25 full time staff (x 2 managers)
Represents 40% of Torra Conservancy income.
Outsourced laundry, firewood & security.
‘In comparison with other tourism establishments on non-communal areas, the growth numbers were as follows in the past three years: 2004- 480 establishments, 2005-790 establishments, 2006-1004 establishments; all these are not on communal areas’
Legal & procedural issues
We should create a good secure policy enviroment for investors ( especially for communal conservancies) that will provide security and confidence for private sector and banking institutions to increase the level of investment in this areas;