ix, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780520266261 hardback alkaline paper 0520266269 hardback alkaline paper
"Are conservation and protecting animals the same thing? In Game Changer, award-winning environmental reporter Glen Martin takes a fresh look at this question as it applies to Africa's megafauna. Martin assesses the rising influence of the animal rights movement and finds that the policies championed by animal welfare groups could lead paradoxically to the elimination of the very species--including elephants and lions--that are the most cherished. In his anecdotal and highly engaging style, Martin takes readers to the heart of the conflict. He revisits the debate between conservationists, who believe that people whose lives are directly impacted by the creation of national parks and preserves should be compensated, versus those who believe that restrictive protection that forbids hunting is the most effective way to conserve wildlife and habitats. Focusing on the different approaches taken by Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia, Martin vividly shows how the world's last great populations of wildlife have become the hostages in a fight between those who love animals and those who would save them"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Never an Eden The man who hated hyenas Dreaming the peaceable kingdom From automata to sentient beings My cow trumps your lion Death to l'Ancien Régime Reality check The Kenya model An inalienable right Buy (or lease) it and they will come Even the cows must pay Elephant man The sage reconsiders Commodifying conservation Not a primary issue of concern Hard choices The nation on a plate Topsoil and condoms Summing up in Diani.
KQC702.5 .M37 2012
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press,