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Andrew Shirley: How philanthropists are supporting conservation

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Isiolo, Kenya. Image by David Clode
Philanthropists have long played a huge role in wildlife conservation, but now a more holistic approach is needed in a world where humans and nature increasingly live cheek by jowl
Andrew Shirley
Sometimes, to see the bigger picture, you have to turn things inside out. For decades, wildlife conservation, particularly in Africa, has focused on what lies within the boundaries of national parks, reserves and other protected areas, many of which owe their existence to the fortunes of benefactors and donors enthused with a passion for the environment.
But despite their efforts and the hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars spent, the continent?s wildlife is still in a state of precipitous decline. Now, there is growing recognition that part of the solution is to be found on the other side of the hard and not-so-hard boundaries separating man from nature. Follow LUX on Instagram: luxthemagazine
To many, the conservation battleground in Africa is a war ? literally, conducted by both sides with military-grade equipment and planning ? against the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn. And wildlife isn?t the only victim. Paul Milton, founder of the Milton Group, an advisory firm to a number of ultra-high-net- worth families with a combined interest in over 1.5 million acres of conservation lands in Sub-Saharan Africa, has seen evidence of this first-hand. The story from just one community in Mozambique is harrow...
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