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Leadership for Conservation in Africa

The Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) was initiated in August 2006 by the South African National Parks (SANParks), Gold Fields Limited and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). At that time it was considered innovative, and I still believe it to be an innovative concept with a worthy vision: to positively influence, accelerate or bring about the protection of 20 million hectares of rain forests and selected eco-systems in Sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2020. But sadly, I do not think it is an attainable goal. I draw my conclusion after my own involvement as a board member of the LCA Ghana and being actively involved in that LCA chapter for a year.