The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion / Edition 1

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Overview


Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint African/Western approach to conservation with the goal of returning control to the African nations.
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The authors report on how Western conservation has helped sabotage the precarious balance between wildlife and Africans. They break with traditional conservation, which saves animals at the cost of people, and explore a new, joint African/Western approach to conservation that hopes eventually to give control back to the African nations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520206717
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Jonathan S. Adams is a conservationist and writer living in Washington, D.C. Thomas O. McShane is program officer for Africa in the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. I A Myth is Born 3
Ch. II Hunters 25
Ch. III Serengeti Shall Not Die? 37
Ch. IV Save the Elephants! 59
Ch. V The Scientists Take Over 85
Ch. VI Conservation Pollution 109
Ch. VII Miles and Miles of Bloody Africa 122
Ch. VIII Striking a Balance 139
Ch. IX Living with Conservation 160
Ch. X Gorillas in Their Midst 184
Ch. XI Conservation without Myth 207
Ch. XII Who Says Africans Don't Care? 227
Afterword 249
Bibliography 263
Index 271
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