John Frederick Walker

Hirola: Can a Muslim community point the way to saving Africa’s wildlife?

Posted in conservation news by JFW on March 29, 2012

Last year I was able to go to a drought-stricken corner of Kenya near the Somalia border to have first-hand experience of a community-based conservation project that does more than involve local people—it puts them in charge.

The piece I wrote—”Where the Antelopes Play: Can a Muslim community point the way to saving Africa’s wildlife?”—is centered on a Somali tribe’s daring plan to set aside a large part of their pasture lands to conserve the last few hundred hirola antelopes remaining in the wild.

It’s just been published on TheSmartSet.com.  Click here.

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