Hi Mike...Welcome to MNG5.COM, my personal website devoted to conservation issues in eastern Africa, especially Kenya. My approach to conservation is somewhat unorthodox in that I realised quite some time ago that conservation is a matter of land use economics rather than of science, or love of wilderness, or preserving nature for our grandchildren's grandchildren etc. I also came to see clearly the great inequalities between the distribution of the costs of conservation, which are borne mainly by the countries doing the conservation, and the benefits arising from conservation which accrue primarily overseas.

Such economic concerns do not sit easily with conservationists with whom I am often at loggerheads. But so what - if that's the worst thing to happen to me in the rest of my life then I am indeed fortunate.