Wildlife Conservation Travel
Wildlife tourism is known to have a positive economic impact in the countries within which wildlife viewing safaris are conducted. These contributions to the economy may be felt nationally or locally, with countries such as Kenya and Tanzania ranking tourism among their most significant sources of revenue. Within wildlife tourism countries, some service providers, including hotels, lodges and camps, pride themselves on staffing their facilities with local residents. We, at World Safaris, work exclusively with local service providers in each country, including local, professional guides.
The money wildlife tourists spend during their adventures helps insure that national parks, reserves and private lands remain intact and dedicated to the unique creatures that inhabit them. This tourist income has become too important for many countries to allow any serious consideration of changing the use of the land for other purposes, such as mining, farming or hunting. In fact, the trend is the opposite – some countries have are expanding their protected areas and limiting alternative uses of wildlife lands.
However, wildlife tourism revenue may not always end up being applied directly to critical conservation challenges that require research, evaluation and action. Many local and international organizations that focus on finding solutions to complex wildlife conservation challenges rely on donations from individuals and organizations who share their passion for wildlife.
In keeping with our mission, World Safaris, through Impact On Wildlife programs, annually continues our commitment to the people and wildlife of the countries we visit through our financial support of conservation science and community-based programs that focus on protecting indigenous wildlife and their habitats, as well as those that provide benefits to the local communities.