Andrew provided the link to the story of earth
sanctuaries - a story which further highlights this predicament - once you
get business involved at any level (in the case of ESL it was shareholders) then
there is the constant pressure of returning a profit
someone already mentioned earlier in this thread
the challenges faced by Birds Aust to manage its landholdings.
it seems that philanthropy is the key to this -
the idea that someone would purchase land and give back to the people
in perpetuity albeit managed by a
government agency such
as national parks.
i would consider putting my hand in my pocket
and just this morning others i have spoken to would also be prepared however
purchasing as a group is one thing, maintaining it is another.
the idea that it could run itself via its
'tourist' appeal - well i hark back to the ESL example.
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