I was in Metangula 2010 to look at cichlids and saw the WWF people training locals at the old airstrip there.http://maps.google.dk/maps/ms?msid=2013 ... 8,0.019205
That time I didn't have time to have a talk with them or head of military there. Only spoke with mayor (word?) of Metangula.
So they are starting something...
Hope to get a chance to talk with them on next trip there, hopefully should be this year.