Skift Take

A great short documentary about the struggle between commercial/tourism development with conserving local cultures and wildlife, a struggle playing out in almost all parts of Africa.

The people of Kenya’s Maasai Mara are struggling to preserve their culture and environmental heritage. At the Naboisho Conservancy project, a groundbreaking project that aims to conserve communal Maasai land, attempts are underway to balance human populations and cultures with the wildlife that brings in the tourists.

The Conservancy is a wildlife reserve of 20,000 hectares, owned by about 500 Maasai families. It is run by a team of Maasai whose challenge is to balance the needs of local people, the wildlife and the tourists. And now it is at a critical point.

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