Angus Shaw, reporting for the Associated Press:
Previous attempts to set up massive cross-border conservancies in Africa have failed largely because impoverished local communities weren’t engaged to help before governments signed up, said Chris Weaver, the World Wildlife Fund’s regional director in Namibia.
“This is very different. It has a very strong community focus,” he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
We’ll see if they get it right this time. Development near parks can be a Faustian bargain.