In this article, Lucia van der Post tells of vast tracts of land being bought up by philanthropist investors in order to conserve once degraded ecosystems.
In 2002, the western corridor of the Serengeti in Tanzania was one such place, a poorly managed hunting block, rife with poachers. Today the 236,000 acres are once again flourishing under the considered management of Paul Tudor Jones, in what has become the luxury Singita Grumeti Reserves. Not only have they restored these areas, they have done it with the help of local people, creating jobs and income for local communities.
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