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David Western

David Western is senior conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and chairman of the African Conservation Centre. He was formerly director of Kenya Wildlife Service and chairman of the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya and IUCN's African Elephant and Rhino Specialist Groups. He is the editor of Natural Connections.

In the Dust of Kilimanjaro

In the Dust of Kilimanjaro

"Kilimanjaro slowly takes shape as the night sounds die, its glaciated peak tinged pink in the early light. A solitary wildebeest stares motionless as if mesmerized by the towering mass; a small caravan of giraffe drifts across the plain in...

Natural Connections

Natural Connections

Perspectives In Community-Based Conservation

Both realism and justice demand that efforts to conserve biological diversity address human needs as well. The most promising hope of accomplishing such a goal lies in locally based conservation efforts -- an approach that seeks ways to make...