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The myth of wild Africa : conservation without illusion

Author: Jonathan S Adams; Thomas O McShane
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, hippos, or gorillas were to become extinct, with photographs and fossils our only record of their existence. But would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture merely to preserve some large mammal? Many African peoples are being asked to do just this by the world community, without any respect for the fact that
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan S Adams; Thomas O McShane
ISBN: 0393033961 9780393033960
OCLC Number: 25246987
Description: xix, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Myth is born --
Hunters --
Serengeti shall not die --
Save the elephants --
Scientists take over --
Conservation pollution --
Miles and miles of bloody africa --
Striking a balance --
Living with conservation --
Gorillas in their midst --
Conservation without myth --
Who says africans dont care?
Other Titles: Wild Africa.
Responsibility: Jonathan S. Adams, Thomas O. McShane.

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Africa's national parks have squeezed the peoples into areas that cannot support their agriculture. This book describes new programmes that include more Africans in the planning and financial  Read more...

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