Local flavour

signalling a discernible shift in policy, wildlife experts have acknowledged that conservation activities in a protected area should revolve around its local inhabitants. This significant development took place at the just concluded Fifth World Parks Congress, organised by the World Conservation Union (iucn) from September 8-17 in Durban, South Africa. The decision to involve local communities and share the benefits of conservation with them was one of the major themes of the congress's final recommendations.

The new conservation strategy for the next 10 years was titled