How Namibia beat poachers | Synopsis

How Namibia beat poachers

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Much of Namibia’s wildlife on communal land was significantly risked till the 1980s, however an extreme rethink to make poachers ‘game guards’ reversed the fortunes of many community members and has resulted in a steady boost in animal numbers. Editor’s note: CNN’s Eye On series takes you to a different country each month. In October we go to Namibia highlighting the country ‘s best and brightest individuals, plus framing its pressing problems in a worldwide context. (CNN)– In Namibia, the question of who owns the wildlife has frequently been stuffed with troubles. In 1967– one year after the United Nations demanded South Africa leave Namibia– the ruling South African apartheid government provided ownership of the local fauna to ( predominantly ) white landowners.

People:

John Kasaona

Overall Sentiment: -0.14314

Relevance: 0.759926

Sentiment Quote
0.040264 “He used to catch everything from springbok to lion,” recalls Kasaona.
0.0329375 “He used to catch everything from springbok to lion,” recalls Kasaona. “There was constant food in our family.”
-0.675343 “It was a very awkward situation,” says Kasaona.
-0.5586 “It was a very awkward situation,” says Kasaona. “The colonial government’s department of conservation started opening up pots in the local communities to see what was in those pots.”
0 “The numbers of zebras and elephants have increased, but so have the numbers of lions, cheetahs and hyenas,” notes Kasaona.
-0.0636298 “The numbers of zebras and elephants have increased, but so have the numbers of lions, cheetahs and hyenas,” notes Kasaona. “It’s become a big problem for our farmers.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 6
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -1.2243713
  • Mean: -0.20406188333333
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Margaret Jacobsohn

Overall Sentiment: 0.16804

Relevance: 0.515555

Sentiment Quote
0.0543278 “If people feel they really own a resource, if they feel they have responsibility for it, they’re going to be accountable, and they’re going to look after it,” notes Jacobsohn.
0.28283 “If people feel they really own a resource, if they feel they have responsibility for it, they’re going to be accountable, and they’re going to look after it,” notes Jacobsohn. “It’s just a very logical thing. If you rent an apartment, you’ll treat it one way. If you own it, you might treat it slightly better.”
0 Jacobsohn says- “in their cooking pots.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 3
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.3371578
  • Mean: 0.11238593333333
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Torra

Overall Sentiment: -0.0191173

Relevance: 0.417228

Sentiment Quote
0 “Young people would go out to urban areas, and the elders would stay back to manage the land,” he says. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Chris Weaver

Overall Sentiment: 0.371771

Relevance: 0.390308

Sentiment Quote
0.342966 “In the private lands, wildlife was doing quite well,” notes Chris Weaver, …
0.231163 “In the private lands, wildlife was doing quite well,” notes Chris Weaver, head of the World Wildlife Fund-Namibia (WWF-Na). “On the communal lands, though, it was at near historic lows.”
0.026946 “From my perspective, we’re trying to conserve the species, not the individual animal, and this creates a benefit when it’s done in a well-regulated fashion, and the benefits go to the local community,” he says. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 3
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.601075
  • Mean: 0.20035833333333
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Kaokoveld

Overall Sentiment: 0.294996

Relevance: 0.338853

Bennie Roman

Overall Sentiment: -0.0203113

Relevance: 0.332155

Sentiment Quote
0 “It brought a very big change when we went into the tourism business,” recalls Bennie Roman, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

bush

Overall Sentiment: 0.171437

Relevance: 0.323015

Gareth Owen-Smith

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.285059

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Organization: IRDNC

Overall Sentiment: 0.119929

Relevance: 0.532723

Organization: colonial government

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.427794

Organization: Torra Conservancy

Overall Sentiment: 0.257766

Relevance: 0.424552

Organization: World Wildlife Fund-Namibia

Overall Sentiment: 0.741608

Relevance: 0.352217

Organization: United Nations

Overall Sentiment: -0.0239034

Relevance: 0.349951

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Company: lion

Overall Sentiment: -0.0875802

Relevance: 0.469207

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Company: CNN

Overall Sentiment: 0.0587929

Relevance: 0.463956

Country: Namibia

Overall Sentiment: 0.117152

Relevance: 0.773022

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Country: South Africa

Overall Sentiment: -0.0176331

Relevance: 0.326636

Facility: Damaraland Camp

Overall Sentiment: 0.298072

Relevance: 0.33915

Technology: GPS

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.304428

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How Namibia beat poachers

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In Namibia, the question of who owns the wildlife has often been fraught with difficulties.

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