…y will influence a lot of their fellow members. But you can’t do that by broadcasting to skeptics. You have to identify the influencers within the tribe, find a couple that are amenable to the discussion, and spend a lot of quality time focusing on them individually or in small groups.
What that means will be something we’ll each have to figure out for ourselves. For my part, I see small hopeful signs of what it could look like: the arrival early in the season of a nesting pair of gray partridges to a meadow I’m restoring — and yesterday seeing the entire family including about a dozen speckled chicks foraging in the yard behind the house. It’s a small win, but I will take it. One tiny bit of magic returned to this planet, and transmitted to the next generation. It may be al…
“Poaching is showing a sign of decline on this side of the park owing to a sense of individual and collective community action towards wildlife and environmental stewardship,” said Elliot Kasempa, Warden at the Ngoma Area Management Unit covering the Kafue National Park.
As one of the 500 former poachers working with the project, Siapalala is part of an exciting new trend in Zambian conservation — working with rural communities to collectively manage natural assets as a shared resource and responsibility.
The new farming techniques have also been promoted on a community radio station programme that encourages farmers to reduce their impact on nature by using environment and wildlife-friendly farming methods.
…ed for a “societal effort to improve our ecological literacy and associated aesthetic sensibility.” In other words, if people understood the benefits of wind power, they would see turbines as beautiful — much like the college sophomore who takes a shine to her classmate after discovering their mutual l…
In their zeal to replace homes and infrastructure — and move people from high mountain areas closer to flat locations, such as towns and roads, where they could find work in urban areas — they removed people from the fragile biodiversity where they had long lived in harmony with threatened iconic giant pandas and other animals and plants.