The empty spaces of a national park are an artifact in Africa. A national park speaks of people no longer able to coexist with animals… What is truly at stake is the loss of our ability to coexist among ourselves, much less with other species. With the disappearance of Maasai, Bushman and Pygmy traditions, and the establishment of parks, we have made space for nature but lost the intimacy of living with it.  When you have lived among people who live with nature, it is hard to accept that coexistence is dead.

- David Western, conservationist and author