Conservation Practice in Africa: An Overview That Misses the Mark

By Adaudo Anyiam-Osigwe

  • Title: The Forest: An African Traditional Definition
  • Author: Ekpe Inyang
  • Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Category: Environment

In this short treatise, The Forest: An African Traditional Definition, Ekpe Inyang attempts to highlight certain cultural belief systems that can be exploited by modern, Western conservationists working in Africa. He notes that too often, modern conservationists adhere to a strict eco-centric approach at the expense of anthropogenic (cultural) considerations when dealing with the relationship between the conservation of nature and the livelihoods of humans. More…