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In 1979 1.5 million elephants roamed the plains of Africa. Ten years later, a million of these majestic creatures had been ruthlessly slaughtered - a massacre of over 2,000 elephants a week. Total extinction of the species seemed inevitable. This is the true story of how the billion-dollar illegal ivory trade, responsible for over 90 percent of the elephant deaths, was inf ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 25th 1991 by Doubleday
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Allan Thornton came to England from Canada to co-found Greenpeace UK and, as its executive director from 1978-81 and again from 1986-8, helped implement the work of the vessel Rainbow Warrior. He has been involved in numerous environmental campaigns, and is co-founder and chairman of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency.