Letter to The Times from The Community Leaders Network
As leaders and representatives of local communities and local community institutions in Southern Africa, we have an unprecedented opportunity to challenge entrenched ideas about who is a legitimate champion of conservation and whose views matter.
For example, a recent editorial in The Times takes a spectacularly uninformed position on wildlife conservation in Africa.
We will no longer tolerate external interests arrogantly wielding their influence to the detriment of African people. In a letter to The Times on December 8, 2020, The Community Leaders Network is calling out The Times’s hypocrisy by perpetuating falsehoods while warning against misinformation. And we criticise The Times for writing about policies that will materially affect the lives of millions of Africans in an article that does not contain a single African perspective