SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Crocodile farming in South Africa plays an important role in the biodiversity economy and in providing employment. A total of 683 administrative and animal caretakers were employed by 40 farms surveyed during 2016 – 2018. All farms need to comply with labour and environmental legislation that controls illegal and unfair employment practices and limits environmental degradation. Twenty three of 38 farm owners reported involvement in community engagement projects: 

Community engagement projects

TypeTotal% of farmers
Tourism1129%
Privately organised school tours513%
Mentoring of new entrants into crocodile farming, in particular black farmers38%
Farm is a community project25%
Education center25%
Other821%