Features » Scientific treasure chests or public heirlooms?


Africa is characterised by a wealth of natural living resources and expertise around it.  It is a continent in flux, with development and exploitation of its natural resources gaining momentum at great cost to its biodiversity. In a world facing an unprecedented crisis of nature, should Africa focus on developing its natural history collections, or rather delegate the task to nations that can afford it?  Professor Paul Skelton considers the question.

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