• Sabi Sabi

    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

  • Tswalu

    Photo credit by Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • IMG_3851

    Photo credit by !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Amakhala

    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Research publications

Best Practice

A best practice is a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result. A commitment to using the best practices in any field is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one’s disposal to ensure success. Read more

Protected Areas

A protected area, as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is “an area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and of natural and associated cultural resources, managed through legal or other effective means”. Read more

Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs)

The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), a member of the Alliance,  provides the following information:

A Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) in Southern Africa is an area straddling across two or more international borders where the natural and cultural resources are collaboratively managed by the governments/authorities involved.  A Transfrontier Park (TFP) is an area where two or more protected areas are adjoined and collaboratively managed across the international borders. Read more


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