African Wildlife Conservation
Who can best protect Africa's amazing wildlife? The best answer is the African people.
If there's anything that experience in Africa has taught me, it's that the people there have a voice that isn't given near as much attention as it deserves. The outside world must understand that the African people won't care near as much about protecting wildlife if they aren't an integral part of the process, nor will they support the conservation of dangerous animals like lions or elephants at the risk of personal safety.
Ultimately, it is my hope that Africa will become a place where people's needs are met, and where they have a more active role in protecting 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 and only true hope for survival.