The Resource At the hand of man : peril and hope for Africa's wildlife, Raymond Bonner

At the hand of man : peril and hope for Africa's wildlife, Raymond Bonner

Label
At the hand of man : peril and hope for Africa's wildlife
Title
At the hand of man
Title remainder
peril and hope for Africa's wildlife
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Bonner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a book often shocking, always passionate and inevitably controversial, Raymond Bonner brings desperately needed illumination to one of the most important and emotional issues of our time: the threat to Africa's wildlife, and especially to the elephant. In cutting through prevailing misinformation to documented truth, he makes abundantly clear that unless we address the needs of Africans in their poverty and despair - instead of attempting to impose culturally biased Western solutions - the people will out of necessity destroy the wildlife, no matter how much Westerners protest. For Westerners, elephants are the stuff of exotic safaris and television nature shows. But it is the Africans whose land has been taken to create the parks, whose children are killed and whose subsistence farms are destroyed by elephants run amok, whose ecosystems are ruined by oversized elephant herds in countries like Kenya that can't support them (something we've heard little about). Bonner reveals and documents for the first time the ways in which some wildlife organizations suppress facts and ignore opinions of forward-thinking conservationists - opinions that might get in the way of good public relations. Examining these organizations as no one has done before, he has obtained internal documents that contain cautionary revelations: in one wildlife group, for example, a scientific consensus to oppose an ivory ban fell victim to expediency - the ban was supported with a campaign that played to the emotions for fear that otherwise fund-raising would suffer. Bonner finds hope in Africans who are practicing "sustainable utilization," whereby they profit from the animals and therefore want to protect them. In Zimbabwe, for instance, impala herds have been culled and the meat given to farmers and their families. However, imposed solutions from Westerners, whose record of preserving their own wildlife has been atrocious and whose knowledge of Africa is mostly inaccurate or nonexistent, threaten to scuttle whatever modest success has been achieved. Not saving the wildlife is too horrible to contemplate, but saving it will require us to accept harsh realities and abandon romantic notions. That is the hope for Africans, both man and beast, and that is the courageous purpose of this book
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonner, Raymond
Index
index present
LC call number
QL84.6.A1
LC item number
B66 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL84.6.A1B66
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Nature
  • Economic development
  • Wildlife management
  • Economic development
  • Nature
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife management
  • Jagd
  • Naturschutz
  • Tiere
  • Artenschutz
  • Africa
  • Afrika
Label
At the hand of man : peril and hope for Africa's wildlife, Raymond Bonner
Link
https://archive.org/details/athandofmanperil00bonn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Listening to Africa -- 2. The White Man's Game. Ivory Lust. Patricians. What Do We Believe In, and What About the Baobab? Africa Besieged -- 3. Whose Heritage Is It? -- 4. Space for Large Species -- 5. Hunted and Hunters -- 6. Hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780679400080
Lccn
92025988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26304086
  • (OCoLC)ocm26304086
Label
At the hand of man : peril and hope for Africa's wildlife, Raymond Bonner
Link
https://archive.org/details/athandofmanperil00bonn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Listening to Africa -- 2. The White Man's Game. Ivory Lust. Patricians. What Do We Believe In, and What About the Baobab? Africa Besieged -- 3. Whose Heritage Is It? -- 4. Space for Large Species -- 5. Hunted and Hunters -- 6. Hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780679400080
Lccn
92025988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26304086
  • (OCoLC)ocm26304086

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