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Publication date: 12 July 2022

Isabel Stella Schellnack-Kelly

Social media sites contribute significantly to nature conservation in, that they enlighten and educate those members of the public who would ordinarily not be in a…

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Purpose

Social media sites contribute significantly to nature conservation in, that they enlighten and educate those members of the public who would ordinarily not be in a position, or would not be fortunate enough to visit the park and experience the various aspects first-hand. The purpose of this paper is to showcase social media pages related to a national game reserve in South Africa. This game reserve is the largest in the country and has a wide variety of conserved fauna and flora.

Design/methodology/approach

The theoretical framework used is the SCOPE framework that streamlines strategy development, content choice, refinement of online engagement, choice of social media platform and evaluations of social media campaigns.

Findings

The findings relate to the content found on these social media pages, as well as how members of the public interact with each other and officials from the game reserve in sharing experiences related to this wilderness area.

Research limitations/implications

The research is related to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and is limited to three social media sites.

Originality/value

Through its social media presence, this South African game reserve is able to share experiences from what is effectively a living museum, as well as from its library and archives, with members of the public and allowing individual members to share their encounters with wildlife and their historical memories of this wilderness area.

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Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9342

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The Electronic Library, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 April 2014

Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

239

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The Electronic Library, vol. 32 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 June 2015

Isabel Schellnack-Kelly

423

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The Electronic Library, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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The Electronic Library, vol. 32 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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