Moving Animals

Wildlife as Protein


In the 1960s, western conservationists increasingly started to frame wildlife as a promising source of protein for African populations. As such, they hoped to rethink the position of wild animals in the landscapes of sub-Saharan Africa. Raf De Bont published an article on the rationale behind this shift in thinking. It appeared in the British Journal for the History of Science, and is available (in open access) here: ‘Eating Game’ (BJHS)

* Credits picture: Raymond Dasmann, African Game Ranching (London, 1964) p. 37.