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Notes on the economic use of the Kruger National Park

W.G. Engelbrecht, P.T. van der Walt
Koedoe | Vol 36, No 2 | a380 | DOI: | © 1993 W.G. Engelbrecht, P.T. van der Walt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 1993 | Published: 17 September 1993

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W.G. Engelbrecht, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa
P.T. van der Walt, National Parks Board,, South Africa

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In an economic analysis the present use of the most important national park in South Africa, (Kruger National Park) is compared with the use of the same land for agricultural purposes. The present use of the Kruger National Park creates substantially more net social benefits to society than agricultural use. The question remains whether these benefits are equitably distributed at various levels of the South African society.


economics, land use, Kruger National Park.


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