World Rainforest Movement

“The Big Conservation Lie”

Over the last few years, ecologist Mordecai Ogada has been engaged in examining the policy problems and prejudices that underlie the challenges in wildlife conservation, particularly in Africa. These are central issues in his book ‘The Big Conservation Lie’, co-authored with John Mbaria. At the 2017 Nature inFocus Festival, he spoke about how the conservation sector has created fertile ground for class and racial prejudices in ideas around wildlife and forests. See the video here.