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Ethiopia: Local people are out, wildlife is in

July 2005

It is the latest move in the effort to remove the Guji and Kore people from within the boundaries of the National Park so that it can be developed and managed by the Netherlands-based African Parks Foundation as a wildlife-viewing park for well-heeled tourists. It is a condition of the African Parks Foundation contract that no people be present in the Park. Included in the development plans is a fence around part of the Park to keep local people out and wildlife in.

This column was published in the July 2005 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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