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striking stories woven jointly - the tale of the Kaokoveld, an arid eden within the distant north-west of Namibia, so approximately misplaced, yet regained to turn into one in every of Africa's iconic natural world tourism locations, and likewise the tale of a tender man's look for an African solution to do conservation in Africa. Garth Owen-Smith first visited the Kaokoveld in 1967. It was once a life-changing adventure. His unconventional principles challenged either the conservation institution and the previous South African regime. regardless of this, community-based conservation used to be pioneered within the Kaokoveld and this day Namibia is an international chief during this box. however the early years - whilst the root for this ground-breaking method of conservation was once laid - are principally forgotten and untold. An Arid Eden: a private Account of Conservation within the Kaokoveld brings these years alive during the eyes of Owen-Smith, spanning four-and-a-half many years of outstanding commitment, ardour and fulfillment. the writer and his associate Dr Margaret Jacobsohn have gained a number of the world's so much prestigious conservation awards for his or her paintings in Namibia, which has regularly challenged convential knowledge. The NGO they based maintains to damage conservation, agricultural and rural improvement paradigms.

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