From: TED Talks Daily - Tuesday May 17, 2022 12:01 pm
The new era of African wildlife conservation
Let locals lead


Why Africa needs community-led conservation

13:32 minutes · TEDWomen 2021

Conservation efforts in Africa have typically been led by "parachute conservationists" -- outsiders who drop in thinking they have all the answers, hire locals to implement them and then disappear. But conservationist Resson Kantai Duff has a better way to save wildlife in Africa: let locals lead these efforts themselves. She calls for a major shift in how conservation in Africa works, showing why the people closest to the land are the ones best fit to care for it.

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