Susan Snyman


Susan Snyman joined Wilderness Safaris, a high-end ecotourism operator, in 2008, bringing with her over a decade of experience in the tourism industry in southern Africa, including guiding, community development and liaison, camp management and environmental impact assessments as an independent consultant. Sue is Vice-Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Groups (TAPASG) and Research Fellow at the Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. She is also Coordinator of the TAPASG Community Working Group with members working together on community engagement and benefit-sharing from tourism and protected areas. Having completed coursework at the University of Goteborg, Sweden, the focus of her PhD research measured the socio-economic impact of high-end ecotourism in remote, rural communities adjacent to protected areas, based on over 1,700 community surveys in six southern African countries.