The fifth World Parks Congress began today in Durban, South Africa. NSU notes that:
Another talking point in Durban will be how best to involve indigenous communities in protecting nature.
"Things work better the more local and devolved they are", says Leon Bennun, director of science and policy at conservation group BirdLife International. "Once people start to recognize why their place is unique and important they want to protect it".
Cool. See Eco-Colonialism for some advocacy for this very thing.
posted by back40 |
9/08/2003 08:34:00 PM
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