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Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures

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In this engrossing memoir, one of the most controversial, influential, and inspirational figures in African politics today gives the full story of his crusade to save Kenya's natural resources, and specifically the African elephant--a crusade that set him against internal corruption, poverty, and dangerous criminals. Sometimes at the risk of his own life, Leakey's love of ...more
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Published June 17th 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2001)
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Owen
A good book about a critical period in KWS's history. I enjoyed it especially as many of the principals written about are friends.
Deborah Blair
Richard Leakey and Virginia Morell are always worth of our attention as we strive to educate ourselves in order to be more effective in our attempts to live sustainably with our fellow Co-Species - equal but differently abled on this planet.

I found that this book moves along in a life adventure as it explains the serious problems along the way - Corruption was rampant (rangers were poaching or in cahoots with the poachers) - Much of the equipment did not work - there was a lack of training for t
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Dries
A very interesting read. I have to admit it : lately I really feel like reading conservation books and this one , of course, fits perfectly. What I found especially good about this book is that you, as a reader, learn a lot more about the corruption that was going on in a typical African nation in the late 1980's and early 1990's: Kenya.

It was also very enjoyable to see how close Leakey became with a important person in Kenya during that time: president Moi, the second president of the Republic
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Natasha Soderberg
I eventually gave up on this book. He is just too self involved and self important for me to be able to see through the writing to the real story. Maybe I'll try again when I retire.
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