Elephant Rescue

Elephant Rescue

Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

Book - 2004
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In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant's future is still uncertain. 'Elephant Rescue' traces the efforts of individuals and organizations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments. One innovative program described is green hunting. Sport hunters who once shot and killed elephants are now given the opportunity to use tranquilizers. The animal suffers no harm and accompanying researchers can fit these elephants with a radio collar for further studies. The book also covers: *How elephants live *Ways elephants protect their families *Elephants' astonishingly intricate behaviour *Physiology, life span, diet and more. 'Elephant Rescue' is a fascinating book about how people and elephants can thrive in a shared environment. AUTHOR: Jody Morgan is a biologist, writer and editor. Her work appears in many magazines including Harrowsmith and Equinox. She was the project editor for the book Mammals of North America. SELLING POINTS: * The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning colour photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behaviour, habits, physiology and more. REVIEWS: "These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts." - School Library Journal ILLUSTRATIONS: 50 colour photographs
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781552975954
Branch Call Number: Ju 599.67 Mor


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