Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures

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Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures is a book written by Richard Leakey and Virginia Morell. Book was published in 2001 by St. Martin's Press.

Overview-[edit]

It tells of how Leakey had been director of National Museum when appointed in 1989, President Daniel arap Moi appointed him to run the Kenya Wildlife Service. This was an entirely new experience to Leakey, because he had been accustomed to studying hominids, not managing wildlife. Elephant poaching had been a major problem in the Kenyan National Parks, and the book tells of his efforts to stop it, sometimes with a danger to his life.

Reception[edit]

The book was reviewed in the journal Endangered Species,[1] the ALA magazine Booklist,[2] Publishers Weekly,[3] Books in Canada,[4] African Business,[5] the Royal Geographical Society's Geographical magazine.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel T. Heinen (June 2002). "Book Review - Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures". Endangered Species. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Nancy Bent (August 2001). "Adult Books". Booklist. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Abbott (July 16, 2001). "Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ Christopher Ondaatje (Winter 2002). "A Political Animal". Books in Canada. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Stephen Williams (November 2001). "Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures". African Business. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Nigel Winser (October 2001). "Tusk Force Leader". Geographical. Retrieved March 4, 2015.