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  • Exploiting the Wilderness: An Analysis of Wildlife Crime

  • Written by: Greg L. Warchol
  • Narrated by: Bob Dio
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Illegally harvested ivory and endangered plants, mammals, reptiles, birds, and even insects are easily found for sale throughout East and Southern Africa. And this is just one part of the multibillion-dollar illegal global trade in wildlife.

Wildlife is an important and even vital asset for both intrinsic and economic reasons. Yet it is illegally exploited on a massive scale to the point where some species now risk extinction. Exploiting the Wilderness provides a concise overview of this shameful business, describing some of the main species being exploited and examining select wildlife whose survival is imperiled due to heavy pressure from poachers to meet consumer demand.

Greg Warchol draws on his firsthand experience and research in Africa to examine the structure and operation of the illegal trade in wildlife. He identifies the participants as well as their motivations and operations, and explains the behavior of poachers, traffickers, and consumers of illegally obtained goods. He concludes with a description of legislative and law enforcement efforts to control and prevent wildlife exploitation along with a number of contemporary conservation initiatives designed to improve the ability of rangers to protect wildlife.

The book is published by Temple University Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2017 Temple University - Of The Commonwealth system of Higher Education (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

What the critics say

"I highly recommend this book." (Jane Goodall)

"A must read for all new students of wildlife crime." (African Studies Review

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