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Inhaltsangabe: The leaders in the fight for the protection of the African elephant report that despite the existence of refuges for the animals, 585,000 elephants have been slaughtered by poachers in the last decade. 25,000 first printing.
From Kirkus Reviews: An understandably partisan account by the Douglas-Hamiltons (Among the Elephants, 1975) of how they fought to get ivory banned worldwide. Recalling their first visits to Manyara Park in Tanzania in the late 1960's, when the problem seemed more a surfeit of elephants, the husband-and-wife authors relate how, 20 years later, elephants were being killed by the thousands to satisfy the burgeoning market for ivory in the Far East. In Manyara itself, the number of surviving elephants had declined from 500 to 181, and a similar pattern prevailed, they soon learned, throughout Africa, with the exception of Southern Africa. Often in personal danger as planes ran out of fuel, crashed, or came under gunfire in war-torn Uganda, the couple saw horrifying scenes of wanton mutilation and killing in the preserves--''wounded stragglers dragging their shattered legs''; ``the bodies of the fallen [with] the meat intact but the tusks gone''; and ``a skeleton of a six year old still intact except for the skull which had been hacked to remove its cigar-sized tusks.'' Sickened by the sights and alarmed at what was rapidly becoming an elephant genocide, the Douglas-Hamiltons launched a crusade to stop the ivory trade. Initially, funds were few; international conservation movements skeptical; and many African leaders, involved in the lucrative trade themselves, obstructive--but the authors persevered, and won: In 1989, the ivory trade was declared illegal throughout much of the world. The Douglas-Hamiltons gloss over the problems of Africa that fuel much of the situation they decry, but, still, they offer an eloquent account of a great battle waged on behalf of a noble and worthy creature. (Photos--64 pages color, 8 pages b&w--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8088783
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1992. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st American ed. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP77000910
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2690438314
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2779629776
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2807405931
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Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1992. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st American ed. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96665223
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Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0670840033
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020670840033