The Last Hope

The Last Hope

Ekpe Inyang

This play was written as part of an evaluation of Africa’s oldest and most diverse rainforest conservation initiative in the Korup area, with the aim of highlighting and sharing some lessons learned from the creation of the Korup National Park, through a period of full activity, to when activities were considerably reduced. It is a fine blend of the results of the evaluation and some carefully developed fictional, artistic materials for the achievement of an overall dramatic effect. Ekpe Inyang gives an informed artistic touch to achieve dramatic effects, succinctly relating the story of Cameroon’s first rainforest national park, Korup.

ISBN 9789956717422 | 108 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2011 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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The Last Hope offers a fascinating depiction of conservation efforts by protected area managers and the attendant conflicts with the local communities due mostly to the difficulty in balancing conservation objectives with the ever-increasing community livelihood and development needs.”

Vincent Ndangang, formerly Technical Adviser, GTZ

About the Author

Ekpe Inyang

Ekpe Inyang hails from Korup and holds an MSc degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has many years of experience, having worked, in different capacities, with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Pan African Institute for Development—West Africa (PAID-WA) in Cameroon. He is author of several scientific articles and textbooks on environmental education, and has distinguished himself as a committed playwright. The Hill Barbers is his eighth play. His other plays are: Professor Adoniah, Beware, The Sacred Forest, The Swamps, The Game, Water Na Life, and The Last Hope

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