"The key to saving African wildlife is African people."
African Wildlife Conservation
Who can best protect Africa's amazing wildlife? The answer is the African people, who must be more involved as conservation stakeholders.
The bottom line is that people won't care as much about protecting wildlife if they aren't an integral part of the process, nor will they support saving lions or elephants at the risk of personal safety. This is an issue that cannot be ignored.
It is my hope that Africa will become a place where people's needs are met, and where they can take a more active role in preserving their natural heritage. Only then will Africa's wildlife and wild lands endure.
Conservationists must heed the voices of the African people--wildlife's best hope for survival.