Dukes, earls and ersatz Eden's: aristocratic nature preservationists in colonial Africa
The right ti hunt was restricted in 19/19th century to landholders in Great Britain, about 1, 000 people. 'Emparkemnt': the implementation of 'naturalised' private parks. This resulted int he displacement of tens of thousands of peasants throughout the british colonies e.g. Maasai.
Several have argued that Africa, for some Europenas, represented a lost Eden in need of protection and preservation, and that this sentiment was a major motivation behind the conservation laws and national…