It seems like a straightforward path: fix the environment, and the people will thrive.
But the experience of Western organizations and individuals in Africa tells a different story. Efforts to restore animals and ecosystems have often gone awry, with researchers noting local people getting sicker and hungrier while animal populations fail to thrive.
This is the story told in White Man's Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden & Other Myths of Conservation in Africa.
Author Stephanie Hanes lived in, and reported from< Africa several years.