The authors of Secrets and techniques of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia on this “thrilling…half journey story, half wildlife story” (The Boston Globe). Clever, majestic, and constant, with lifespans matching our personal, elephants are among the many biggest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. But within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, about 1,000 of those fascinating creatures had been slaughtered in Zambia annually, killed for his or her beneficial ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to check lions, discovered themselves in the course of a poaching fray, they took the one facet they morally might: that of the elephants. The Eye of the Elephant recounts the Owens’ battle to avoid wasting these harmless animals from decimation, a journey not solely to provide the natives with methods of supporting their villages, but in addition to domesticate assist across the globe for the safety of elephants. Crammed with daring exploits amongst disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of varied wildlife, this exceptional story is directly an journey story, a travelogue, a preservationist name to motion, and an enchanting examination of each human and animal nature.
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