Investing in Projects that Protect Both Agriculture and Wildlife

(Photo: Bernard Pollack)

In yesterday’s New York Times, Nicolas Kristof writes about Gabon, a country in West-Central Africa where the “rights” of farmers and wildlife collide daily. He talks about a visit with a young village chief and farmer, Evelyne Kinga, who expressed her distaste for elephants. Why? Because they eat her cassava plants, and she doesn’t benefit from rich foreigners who come to Gabon for tourism. That’s why it’s increasingly important to invest in projects that protect both agriculture and wildlife, including COMACO, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and the Mokolodi Wildlife Reserve.

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