Namibia’s objectives for tourism and wildlife concessions are to:

  • Promote economic empowerment of formerly disadvantaged Namibians and their entrance into the tourism, hunting and wildlife-based industries;
  • Provide support to ensure the development of capacity, skills and to facilitate access to capital for all Namibians to meet concession requirements;
  • Enhance the conservation of biodiversity and maintenance of ecological integrity in proclaimed protected areas and on other State land;
  • Enhance through concessions the economic value of proclaimed protected areas, wildlife and plant resources;
  • Enhance the ability of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to effectively manage proclaimed protected areas and wildlife resources, to control and monitor concession operations; and
  • Use concessions as a means of promoting sustainable development, poverty alleviation and employment creation in protected areas and on other State land.
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