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a copy of The Last Elephants
– a book that tells the story of Africa’s elephants
and the dangers they face
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The Last Elephants
DON PINNOCK AND COLIN BELL
The Africa-wide Great Elephant Census report of 2016 produced shocking findings: a decimated elephant population whose numbers were continuing to plummet. Today, an elephant is killed on average every 15 to 20 minutes. These intelligent and extraordinary creatures are a species in crisis.
Through the eyes of over 40 writers – researchers, conservationists, poets, activists and rangers – this book tells the story of the continent’s elephants and the dangers they face. The narratives are supported by images selected from among Africa’s finest wildlife photographers. The Foreword is written by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Authors Don Pinnock and Colin Bell hope this book will fulfil two wishes. The first is that at CITES 2019 elephants will be up-listed to Appendix I, forbidding trade of elephants or elephant parts across international borders. A second is that those countries that receive and use legal and poached ivory – primarily China, Vietnam, Laos and Japan – will ban and strenuously police its trade and use.
Further, the book is 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.
Colin Bell has worked throughout Africa as a bush guide and environmental advocate. He has been at the receiving end of angry, stressed, harassed elephants and witnessed calm, relaxed elephants during their golden glory years when poaching levels were minimal. Today Colin is a part owner of Natural Selection Travel.
Don Pinnock is a historian, criminologist and environmental journalist and photographer, and has served as editor of the travel magazine Getaway. He has explored much of Africa with his camera and pen, meeting extraordinary people and writing what often turned out to be prize-winning features. Along the way he fell in love with elephants. Author of 17 books, he has won two Mondi Awards for his environmental columns, the City Press Non-Fiction Award for his book Gang Town; and his novel on Khoisan magic, Rainmaker, was shortlisted for the European Union Literary Award.
ISBN: 9781775846840 | RRP: R490.00
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