Marginal land, including land that is unsuitable for crop or livestock farming, is continually being rewilded through the intense intervention of game ranchers to produce wildlife that is regenerative, self-sustaining, and economically beneficial in many different ways to the prosperity of South Africa – such as contributing more than 100,000 jobs and food security across the value chain.
Today, private wildlife ranchers in South Africa have three times more game than all the protected areas combined. When wildlife on private ranches is included in the animal census, South Africa has more animals than any other African country.
By this measure, no indigenous African animal is at risk of extinction within our borders. This Proudly South African game ranching model has been proven time and again to be the best at securing a successful and sustainable future for wildlife on the continent.
Wildlife ranching not only keeps South Africa beautiful and bountiful, but contributes meaningfully to the conservation of land, plants, and animals.