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FTT has compiled an expert team of consultants with a combined 60 years experience in conservation management and responsible tourism development for the project FTT has compiled an expert team of consultants with a combined 60 years experience in conservation management and responsible tourism development for the project

Tourism Criteria Developed for Greater Kruger Area

A Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) consortium has been awarded a tender to develop responsible tourism criteria for the Greater Kruger Protected Area (GKPA).

The tender forms part of a large-scale Global Environment Fund programme to promote the wildlife economy and associated socio-economic development of the region. The project’s implementation is facilitated in the Lowveld and Escarpment areas by the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region.

The GKPA includes not only the Kruger National Park, but its surrounding protected areas, such as the Manyeleti, Makuya, Letaba Ranch, Mthimkulu, Timbavati, Balule, Umbabat, Klaserie, Thornybush, Sabi Sand, MalaMala, Kapama, Makalali, the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region and Vhembe Biosphere.

Hundreds of tourism businesses operate within this area, while the Kruger Park itself receives more than 1.4 million visitors annually.