Slide 25: Old trends
The following are some of the trends that are seen in old-style conservation. Firstly there was a preservationist attitude; that conservation areas were to be preserved, not used. They were also managed to some form of what was seen to be pre-colonial, pre-man, pristine state. Quite what this was, is hard to define, but is clearly in the minds of most conservation managers, that there is a pristine state to which the area should be managed. Management normally excluded people and separated conservation from other land uses, often putting up large fences between them. Conservation was primarily the domain of the state and the state owned the wildlife and the trees, both within and outside the conservation areas.