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The Last Elephants
The Last Elephants

PINNOCK, DON; BELL, COLIN




ISBN: 9781775846840
Format: HARDBACK
Price: R550.00
Release Date: 2019-02-26



The Africa-wide Great Elephant Census report of 2016 produced shocking fi ndings: adecimated elephant population whose numbers were continuing to plummet. Elephantsare killed, on average, every 15–20 minutes – a situation that will see the fi nal demise ofthese intelligent, extraordinary animals in less than 3 decades. They are a species in crisis.This magnifi cent book offers chapters written by the most prominent people in therealm of conservation and wildlife, among them researchers, conservationists, fi lmmakers, criminologists, TV personalities and journalists. Photographs have beenselected from among Africa’s best wildlife photographers, and the Foreword is providedby Prince William.It is hoped this book will create awareness of the devastating loss of elephant lives inAfrica and stem the tide of poaching and hunting; that it will inspire the delegates toCITES to make informed decisions to ensure that all loopholes in the ivory trade areclosed; and that countries receiving and using ivory (both legal and poached) –primarily China, Vietnam, Laos and Japan – ban and strenuously police its trade and usewithin their borders, actively pursuing and arresting syndicate leaders driving the cruelpoaching tsunami.This book is also a tribute to the many people who work for the welfare of elephants,particularly those who risk their lives for wildlife each day, often for little or no pay – inparticular the fi eld rangers and the anti-poaching teams; and to the many communitiesaround Africa that have elected to work with elephants and not against them.The Last Elephants – is the title prophetic? We hope not, but the signs are worrying.




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