Slide 8: Features of early conservation
Throughout the sub-region there were common trends in early conservation. Firstly, the valuable trees and animals were owned by the state, and the use of them was largely for the privileged and rich. Forced removal of local resident population was common, and an aspect such as poaching was considered a crime. There was a strong law-enforcement and a strong state backing. In addition there were relatively good budgets to support the conservation initiatives.