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Conservation education on the academic level in southern Africa

J. Du P Bothma
Koedoe | Supplement | a1284 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v20i2.1284 | © 1977 J. Du P Bothma | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 December 1977 | Published: 10 December 1977

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J. Du P Bothma,, South Africa

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Conservation in some form, albeit dormant at times, has probably been with man for many centuries. Yet wildlife conservation as a science is a relatively new concept, which basically originated in the United States of America (USA). That country also led the world in developing conservation education. This lead was followed by most progressive countries, although the nature of conservation and its related educational processes has been adopted to the attitudes and needs of individual countries.


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