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Sustainability Challenges of the
Wildlife Economy in South Africa

Dan Childers

  • Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

South Africa is home to nearly 60 million people, many of whom are living in what we in the Global North might consider poverty, alongside some of the world’s most charismatic and endangered animals. Studying abroad in this beautiful country allows you to explore the challenges and opportunities to improve social and environmental well-being in Africa and in the Global South. We will focus on four dominant themes of Sustainability Challenges of the Wildlife Economy in South Africa:

  • The social/cultural/economic implications of a colonial and Apartheid past;
  • The challenges and opportunities posed by the Wildlife Economy;
  • The ecology and environment of northeastern South Africa in and around Kruger National Park, one of the world's best-known game parks; and
  • Life in the Apartheid-era settlement villages that border Kruger and the water-security challenges faced by these villages.

Friday, November 5, 2021
11a.m. - 12 p.m. AZ Time