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Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge

Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge (Paperback, New edition)

By Cunningham, Carol
By Berger, Joel
By Berrger, Joel

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The world's rhinoceroses face extinction because a part of their anatomy is valued too much. Poachers hunt and slaughter them because their horns are treasured. Once an estimated 100,000 black rhinos roamed from the Sahara to the Cape of Good Hope but onw less than 3 per cent rem...ain. In all of Africa, there is but a single unfenced population numbering more than 100 individuals, in the inhospitable barrens of the Namib Desert. In 1989 a radical strategy was developed - cutting the horns. The rationale is simple. If a rhino has no horns, the incentive to kill it should disappear. What has since unfolded is a biological and political drama. Carol Cunningham and Joel Berger describe their quest to help conserve Africa's black rhinos in a book that is both an adventure story and virtual guidebook to the challenges and experience of field biology. The authors present such a multifaceted and rich account of the complicated mix of scientific, political, economic, social, and moral concerns affecting any effort to preserve an endangered species. It moves beyond the typical nature study by bringing in real world components of conservation - the delicate mix of western science, politics and economics, and personal despair and hope.
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ISBN 9780195138801
Released NZ 1 May 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780195138801
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 May 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Cunningham, Carol
By Berger, Joel
By Berrger, Joel
Category Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Animal Ecology
Environmentalist, Conservationist & Green Organizations
Applied Ecology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 639.979668096881
Weight 423g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Rhinoceroses, Wildlife conservation, Namibia
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly