PoachingFacts

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about PoachingFacts.

http://www.PoachingFacts.com
https://www.goodreads.com/poachingfacts

PoachingFacts’s Recent Updates

PoachingFacts wants to read
A Certain Curve of Horn by John Frederick Walker
Rate this book
Clear rating
PoachingFacts wants to read
The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley
Rate this book
Clear rating
PoachingFacts wants to read
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by David Allen Sibley
Rate this book
Clear rating
" A friend of my brother's worked with Françoise Malby-Anthony, widow of Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer, and she knew Françoise was looking for a writer and so told me about it. For those who don’t know, The Elephant Whisperer..." Read more of this blog post »
PoachingFacts is now following
6482410
PoachingFacts rated a book it was amazing
An Elephant in My Kitchen by Francoise Malby Anthony
Rate this book
Clear rating
After the passing of her husband Lawrence Anthony, Francoise Malby-Anthony and co-author Katja Willemsen take up the pen to bring wildlife lovers another incredible chapter in the ongoing wildlife conservation at South Africa's renowned Thula Thula ...more
PoachingFacts rated a book really liked it
Adventures of a Young Naturalist by David Attenborough
Rate this book
Clear rating
This memoir is a snapshot of several adventures by naturalist David Attenborough for the British Broadcasting Company. These memorable adventures offer some glimpses of what it's like to film unusual and sometimes dangerous wildlife in the wild, ...more
PoachingFacts liked that Amelia is now following PoachingFacts's reviews
48371852
PoachingFacts wants to read
An Elephant in My Kitchen by Francoise Malby Anthony
Rate this book
Clear rating
PoachingFacts rated a book really liked it
The Snow Leopard Project by Alex Dehgan
Rate this book
Clear rating
A deep and cerebral memoir, The Snow Leopard Project reveals the unique mixture of foreign policy, cooperation between agencies and NGOs, and a variety of front-line field work required for large conservation projects. The familiar yet startlingly ...more
More of PoachingFacts's books…
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Tim Butcher
“….So much crueller than any British colony, they say, so much more brutal towards the local Africans, so much more manipulative after begrudgingly granting independence. But the history of British colonialism in Africa, from Sierra Leone to Zimbabwe, Kenya to Botswana and else-where, is not fundamentally different from what Belgium did in the Congo. You can argue about degree, but both systems were predicated on the same assumption: that white outsiders knew best and Africans were to be treated not as partners, but as underlings. What the British did in Kenya to suppress the pro-independence mau-mau uprising in the 1950s, using murder, torture and mass imprisonment, was no more excusable than the mass arrests and political assassinations committed by Belgium when it was trying to cling on to the Congo. And the outside world's tolerance of a dictator in the Congo like Mobutu, whose corruption and venality were overlooked for strategic expedience, was no different from what happened in Zimbabwe, where the dictator Robert Mugabe was allowed to run his country and its people into the ground because Western powers gullibly accepted the way he presented himself as the only leader able to guarantee stability and an end to civil strife. Those sniffy British colonial types might not like to admit it, but the Congo represents the quintessence of the entire continent’s colonial experience. It might be extreme and it might be shocking, but what happened in the Congo is nothing but colonialism in its purest, basest form.”
Tim Butcher, Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

Nelson Mandela
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela

Isaac Asimov
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 105259 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more