Is it time we changed approach to conservation?

Northern Rangelands Trust

Northern Rangelands Trust Livestock Programme Officer Patrick Ekodere (left) uses a scanner to read information from a microchip under this bull’s skin at Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo to help in tracing the animals.

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What you need to know:

  • But even with that understanding, I knew Ole Lenku had a point.

  • His call was a manifestation of how ineffective the current conservation model, which treats communities as enemies of nature and conservation, is.

  • With this model, communities are evicted from their land to create protected areas.

  • Expansion of protected areas has seen displacement of over 14 million people in Africa alone.

A few days ago, Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku was in the news yet again.

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