Ashoka Fellow
This description of Dale Lewis's work was prepared when Dale Lewis was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Dale Lewis has introduced market-based conservation that recognizes the interconnectedness between a broad range of wildlife species and livelihoods, with humans playing a central role as protectors of the ecological system. As a result, poaching around the valley has been reduced by about 50 percent. Dale is currently working in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, home to nearly 20 percent of the human population and significant wildlife.
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