The last elephants / compiled by Don Pinnock & Colin Bell ; foreword by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
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481 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-481).
Elephants: a human-animal crisis -- Counting elephants / Dr Mike Chase & Kelly Landen -- Why elephants matter / Dr Ian McCallum -- Imagining Africa's elephants / Dan Wylie -- Eavesdropping on elephants / Will Travers OBE -- Ritual elephants / Patricia Schonstein -- A tale of two elephants / Audrey Delsink -- The amazing Jane / Dr Marion E Garaï -- Last of the big tuskers / James Currie -- A tribute to the giant tuskers / Colin Bell -- Big trees, big elephants and big thinking / Dr Michelle Henley -- Conserving elephants and biodiversity in Africa's savannas / Dr Richard WS Fynn & Dr Timothy G O'Connor -- Constant gardeners of the wild / Garth Thompson -- Ensuring elephant survival through community benefit / Romy Chevallier & Ross Harvey -- Funding elephant conservation / Dr Don Pinnock -- Poaching networks of East Africa / Carina Bruwer -- Managing cross-border elephant populations / Dr Jeanetta Selier -- The illegal wildlife trade / Dr Don Pinnock -- CITES and trade: is this the organisation to save elephants? / Adam Cruise -- South Africa. Translocating elephants: are welfare and conservation in conflict? / Dr Marion E Garaï ; Just addo / John Vosloo -- Botswana. Making a safe haven / Colin Bell ; Botswana's sanctuary / Kelly Landen -- Zimbabwe. Learning from Zimbabwe's 'presidential elephants' / Sharon Pincott ; Mahenye community, working with CAMPFIRE / Clive Stockil ; Gonarezhou: a place for elephants / Hugo van der Westhuizen -- Mozambique. Niassa's elephants / Greg Reis -- Namibia. Desert-dwelling elephants of north-west Namibia / Dr Keith Leggett -- Tanzania. Selous game reserve: paradise lost? / Colin Bell ; The success of Singita Grumeti / Dr Neil Midlane -- Kenya. Beneath Kilimanjaro: elephant conservation in Kenya / Dr Paula Kahumbu ; Elephants of the north / Ian Craig OBE ; The elephant and the kid / Luca Belpietro -- Gabon. Urgent intervention needed to save forest elephants / Wynand Viljoen -- Democratic Republic of the Congo. Garamba National Park: conservation on the continental divide / Naftali Honig -- Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Odzala-Kokoua National Park / Marcus Westberg -- Central African Republic. The other African elephant / Andrea K Turkalo -- Republic of Togo. Ivory and terrorism / Brent Stirton -- Nigeria. The elephants of Yankari / Nachamada Geoffrey & Andrew Dunn -- Chad. Zakouma: an elephant success story / Lorna & Rian Labuschagne -- Mali. The desert elephants of Mali / Vance G Martin & Dr Susan Canney ; The right time to die / Colin Bell -- Appendices. Get involved: it does matter ; Wayne Lotter: a remarkable man ; Understanding elephant behaviour ; About the authors ; About the photographers.
Amazing photographs of elephants accompany narratives from researchers, scientists, and conservationists celebrating elephants and calling for their preservation. African savanna elephants--among the most magnificent and beloved of our fellow mammals--are an extraordinary, social, and intelligent species. The Last Elephants , an homage to these animals and a clarion call for their preservation, is based upon a shocking finding: savanna elephant populations across Africa are being decimated, with two to three murdered every hour for their ivory. Without action, these elephants soon will vanish from our world. They are a species in imminent danger of extinction, and it is up to us to save them. Featuring more than 250 full-color photos of the breathtaking animals by some of the world's top wildlife photographers, The Last Elephants was inspired by the devastating results of the continent-wide Great Elephant Census of 2016, undertaken by Elephants without Borders in tandem with the world's most prominent conservation groups. The book joins together the voices and vision of scientists, lawmakers, rangers, conservationists, and on-the-ground researchers to speak out against elephant killings, to close loopholes in international law that allow the ivory trade to continue, and to pay tribute to the thousands who work to protect the animals, including African communities who have elected to preserve and protect their elephant neighbors. Offering both profiles of preservation plans that work and hope for elephants' future, this is a must-read for everyone concerned for the future of one of Earth's most captivating species.
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Pinnock, Don,
Bell, Colin (Safari guide),
William, Prince, Duke of Cambridge, 1982-
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