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Press Release 11-170
Living on the Edge of Poverty and National Parks

Decade-long study questions conventional wisdom about the relationship between national parks and poverty

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Photo of two children at the edge of Kibale National Park, Uganda.

A 10-year study shows people living around Kibale National Park in Uganda do not experience more poverty than people in other parts of the country. Here two kids are at edge of Kibale National Park.

Credit: Courtesy Lisa Naughton, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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