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National Parks Trust



Administered by WWF, The National Parks Trust of South Africa was established in 1986 by WWF South Africa’s patron, Dr Anton Rupert, after R4 million was donated to conservation by two foreign donors.

The South African government agreed to match the donation and a trust fund was established. The Trust has generated more than R102 million for purchasing over 105 000 hectares of land in order to enhance South Africa’s protected area network.

At present, the principal source of income is rent and traversing fees received from Conservation Corporation Africa, who are operating a luxury safari lodge (Ngala) on property belonging to the Trust and WWF South Africa.
 
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The Trust has purchased over 105 000 hectares of land in order to enhance South Africa’s protected area network
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