Posted on July 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's been a few years now since coverage of author Delia Owens's perhaps controversial past resurfaced (and, of course, even longer since that past).

But the New York Times has a fresh look not at the death of a poacher, but rather at the conservation efforts surrounding it, as a whole.

To recap: The Where the Crawdads Sing author and her now ex-husband spent years fighting elephant poaching in Zambia.

At the time, the NY Times notes, these efforts to connect locals with alternative careers seemed heroic.

But the real picture is more nuanced, of course.

See what some of the people they met and tried to influence in Zambia have to say about Delia and Mark Owens's anti-poaching efforts

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