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The Big Conservation Lie with Mordecai Ogada

The Big Conservation Lie with Mordecai Ogada

My guest today is Dr. Mordecai Ogada, co-author of ‘The Big Conservation Lie, in a frank discussion behind the book. The Big Conservation Lie is a wake up call focused on a field that has been ‘front and center’ of many people’s hearts and minds in recent years; The conservation of Africa’s wildlife. It is a pursuit whose power to inspire is only rivaled by it’s ability to blind it’s audience to reality. This book takes the reader through Kenya’s conservation ‘industry’ and the players therein with all their prejudices, weaknesses and commitment to causes, many of which are indistinguishable from their personalities. It is a call to indigenous Africans to claim their place at the table where the management of their natural resources is being discussed and invites well-meaning donors to look beyond the romantic images and detect the possible role of their money in the disenfranchisement of a people.