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Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis

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"Meticulous research, chilling facts.... an important and much needed book. "
-- Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute

"If it is understanding you seek, turn these pages. "
-- Virginia McKenna, OBE, Founder, The Born Free Foundation

"If you care about elephants and rhinos, and the poaching onslaught that threatens their extinction in the wild, this is th
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published July 25th 2013 by Firefly Books
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Melissa Bennett
I picked this book through the vine program because it is a topic that I'm highly interested in. The poaching of these animals just turns my stomach. I kept wondering when I saw stories on this in the news why it couldn't be stopped. Why were they letting this happen? This book brought on many insights as why the poaching occurs, how they are trying to stop it and what you can do to help.
My biggest problem with this book is that it was very slow. Even though the topic is interesting, the executi
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Schuyler Wallace
There is an international disgrace out there; the wanton slaughter of thousands of elephants and rhinoceroses that gets worse every year. The lust for ivory and horns is one of man’s ugliest traits. Ronald Orenstein, in IVORY, HORN AND BLOOD, has written a book about this tragedy that is a difficult read but eye-opening in its scope.

In the book, Dr. Orenstein examines the slaughter of thousands of elephants and rhinos in a greedy fervor for their tusks and horns. In recent years, eight of every
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David Bales
Well-researched and rather depressing look at the destruction world-wide of rhinos and elephants and the insatiable desire for ivory and rhino horn for decorative and medicinal purposes. Africa's poverty, instability and political corruption have aided in this destruction despite the heroic efforts of rangers and conservation officials. Some hope at the end.
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