WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF AFRICA--AT ANY TIME
I rely on BUSINESS WEEK more than any other single source in managing the African Wildlife Foundation. But the expertise, so apparent in financial matters, was left out of your coverage of exotic travel ("Ferocious Splendor," Personal Business, Nov. 16), when the writer repeated the old canard that implied your readers should see Africa "before it's too late."
Would that the national parks in America were improving in management of natural resources as quickly as those in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and elsewhere. Certainly, Africa has many serious problems and crises, but it's a disservice to the positive steps and accomplishments of millions of local African citizens to trot out the old warning--get there while there's still something to see.
Paul T. Schindler
African Wildlife Foundation