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Wildlife Conservation in the Long Term – Uganda as a Case Study

This study considers the economic value of conservation to Uganda as a nation, on the basis that if too few benefits flow to the nation, and too many flow to the planet at large, conservation will represent a national dis-benefit and therefore be under permanent threat. The main potential cost to Uganda is seen as the agriculture foregone by setting land aside for National Parks and Game Reserves. Looking ahead 30 years (to 2025), it assumes a largely rural population, 2.6 time larger than at time of writing, when empty tracts of land, set aside for conservation, will potentially be a massive, underutilised resource.