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Rewilding Africa: Restoring the Wilderness on a War-Ravaged Continent

Grant Fowlds & Graham Spence

From the bestselling authors of Saving the Last Rhinos comes a new vivid account of environmental conservation and the ongoing efforts to conserve and restore Africa's iconic wildlife and its wildernesses on a war-ravaged continent.

Conservationist Grant Fowlds lives to save and protect Africa's rhinos, elephants and other iconic wildlife, to preserve their habitats, to increase their range and bring back the animals where they have been decimated by decades of war as in countries like Angola, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This vivid account shares the desperate conservationist efforts to save, preserve and restore Africa’s wildlife, and the tragic losses that sometimes happen along the way. Fowlds describes heart-pumping face-offs with poachers and how impoverished rural people are exploited by rapacious local businessmen. He also highlights the world-threatening illicit trade in ivory and endangered wildlife, some if it sold in ‘wet markets’.

Rewilding Africa goes to the heart of the impact of the Covid-19 on conservation efforts, it describes the importance of wildlife tourism that sustains rural communities; and tells of conservationists' passioned endeavours to support people through the crisis.

Fowlds and Spence take readers on a journey across some of the richest habitats in Africa, teaching the importance of conservation, and the vitalness the survival of wildlife has on humanity’s existence and that of the planet.

Grant Fowlds is a South African conservationist with a unique commitment to everything endangered. Inspired by the late elephant whisperer Lawrence Anthony, Fowlds’ recent undercover filming of a tusk and horn auction in Vietnam demonstrates that he is on the right track. Graham Spence is a South-African-born-UK journalist and editor. Spence and his late brother-in-law, Lawrence Anthony, wrote The Elephant Whisperer, the story of the incredible relationship forged between one man and a herd of wild African elephants.

Category:  Wildlife
ISBN:  9781776192250
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  July 2022
Format:  Paperback
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