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Geopolitics, Wildlife, and Tourism: Botswana’s Tuli Block

By Martin W. Lewis | September 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Tuli Block on Google Earth

Geopolitical conflicts often prove as harmful to wildlife as they do to humankind. Occasionally, however, discord between states can turn a border zone into a “no-man’s land” where wildlife can thrive. The prime example of such an unintentional reserve is the so-called Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North from South Korea, a 2.5-mile (4 km) wide

Botswana and the Plight of the San (Bushmen)

By Martin W. Lewis | September 9, 2011 |
Map of the Kalahari

Botswana is often lauded as sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest success, noted for its well-run government, low levels of corruption, and high levels of human well-being. Rather than enriching a narrow elite, its rich deposits of diamonds have underwritten broad-based national development. Botswana is also known for its spectacular wildlife and dedication to conservation, with eighteen percent

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