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SATSA clarifies ‘erroneous SA wildlife interactions ban’

This is an excerpt from an article written by Selene Brophy and published online by Traveller24 on 29 January, 2020

South Africa is a wildlife adventurer’s paradise, with the Big Five enthralling locals and international visitors alike.

The issue of canned lion hunting, lion bone trade and the rife poaching of our rhino population have been contentious issues over the years, prompting movements to improve animal interactions and responsible tourism practices. 

One such driving force has been the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA), who has developed a comprehensive tool to assist the international travel industry, visitors and volunteers to make ethical and morally informed decisions around which types of tourism facilities they should or should not support in Southern Africa.

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