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- When Namibia gained independence in 1990, teenager Pascolena Florry was herding goats
in the country’s dry, desolate northern savannah. Her job, unpaid and dangerous, was to
protect her parents’ livestock from preying jackals and leopards. She saw wildlife as the
enemy, and many of the other indigenous inhabitants of Namibia’s rural communal lands
shared her view. Wildlife poaching was commonplace. Fifteen years later, 31-year-old
Pascolena’s life and outlook are very different. She has built a previously undreamed-of
a career in tourism and is the first black Namibian to be appointed a manager of a guest lodge.
Her village and hundreds of others have directly benefited from government efforts to
devolve wildlife management and tourism development on communal lands to
conservancies run by indigenous peoples. “Now we see the wildlife as our way of creating
jobs and opportunities as the tourism industry grows,” she also says. “The future is better
with wildlife around, not only for jobs but also for the environment”.
- Sample Answer
The establishment of conservancies, run by local communities and assisted by the
government and NGOs have been proved successful to help developing countries to
decentralize natural resources, create jobs and improve the economy.
- Explanation Notes
There are two paragraphs in this article. The writer tells you a story first and then shows a
phenomenon. Why does the writer tell you a story? He just gives you a realistic example you
help you understand, to explain what he is going to talk about. It is important to know
where the writer makes emphasis on.
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