Fig. 3. Postulated changes in levels of social, human, physical, financial, and natural capital during the transition from commercial wildlife ranching to resettlement under small-scale cattle ranching in the Shashe-Limpopo area of the South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe. The years before (2000) and during (2001–2004) the release (Ω) shown apply to both the commercial farmers and the new settlers, except for 2000, when the new settlers did not have access to the natural capital of the ranches. Levels of capital are represented relative to the maximum level reached during the period of history we analyze. Levels of capital can be compared within but not between categories of capital. The lines joining the time axes represent the trend between years correctly, but they do not track fluctuations. These levels are based on our opinions and interpretations of history.