Across Africa, growing populations and lingering poverty have intensified the battle between people and animals, who live on the same land and depend on the same resources. Increasingly, animals are pushed into smaller pockets of wilderness, their migration routes closed off and their water supplies dammed and increasingly used for crop irrigation. Illegal hunting and poaching has decimated their numbers. At the same time, rural farmers have grown wary of wildlife in some areas. They kill the lions and elephants that have encroached on their land, leaving neither party comfortable or safe.
If wildlife conservation is to succeed, it is crucial to find a way for people and animals to coexist sustainably. There’s also a financial component. Any income generated from