unwtoIn support of the global efforts against wildlife poaching on the African continent, UNWTO is conducting a survey to evaluate the value of wildlife watching tourism in Africa.

Tourism in Africa is by no means unaffected by the ongoing poaching crisis – wildlife watching is one of the main tourism draws of African countries, and as such a key contributor to the continent’s socio-economic development.

Providing additional support to the global efforts against poaching, UNWTO is mobilizing the international tourism community to gather further insight into the importance of wildlife for the sector. The results of the survey will be presented at the forthcoming UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa in April 2014 (Angola) and will be integrated into an extensive study on the economic value of wildlife watching tourism in Africa.

Tour Operators, Tourism Ministries and National Parks are invited to take part of an online survey to provide much needed data on the dimension and characteristics of Africa’s wildlife watching tourism.

By giving your valuable insight, you will be supporting UNWTO efforts on the conservation of one of the most precious tourism attractions Africa has to offer – its unique wildlife.

For further information and to participate in the survey : UNWTO