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The Last Elephants

Author : Colin Bell
ISBN : 9781775846833
Genre : Nature
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The Africa-wide Great Elephant Census of 2016 produced shocking findings: a decimated elephant population whose numbers were continuing to plummet. Elephants are killed, on average, every 15–20 minutes – a situation that will see the final demise of these intelligent, extraordinary animals in less than three decades. They are a species in crisis. This magnificent book offers chapters written by the most prominent people in the realm of conservation and wildlife, among them researchers, conservationists, film makers, criminologists, TV personalities and journalists. Photographs have been selected from among Africa’s best wildlife photographers, and the Foreword is provided by Prince William. It is hoped this book will create awareness of the devastating loss of elephant lives in Africa and stem the tide of poaching and hunting; that it will inspire the delegates to CITES to make informed decisions to ensure that all loopholes in the ivory trade are closed; and that countries receiving and using ivory (both legal and poached) – primarily China, Vietnam, Laos and Japan – ban and strenuously police its trade and use within their borders, actively pursuing and arresting syndicate leaders driving the cruel poaching tsunami. This book is also a tribute to the many people who work for the welfare of elephants, particularly those who risk their lives for wildlife each day, often for little or no pay – in particular the field rangers and the anti-poaching teams; and to the many communities around Africa that have elected to work with elephants and not against them. The Last Elephants – is the title prophetic? We hope not, but the signs are worrying.
Category: Nature

The Last Elephant

Author : Lee Craker
ISBN : 1495375730
Genre : Nature
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Documentary photographer Lee Craker traveled to northern Thailand to study the plight of the Asian elephant. What he found is an industry fueled by greed and funded by tourism with little regard for the future of this noble animal. He also found dedicated people committed to helping the endangered elephants. This book came to be out of a request from one of Thailand's most prominent elephant activists, Lek Chailert, who when asked what could be done to save the elephants of Thailand, said, “Please educate people”. This cry for education was shared by other prominent elephant activists in Thailand who played a large part in the research and and development of this book, I am indebted to John Roberts, Dan Bucknell, Carol Stevenson and many others who are fighting for the elephants in Thailand and around the world.
Category: Nature

Saving Anne The Elephant The True Story Of The Last British Circus Elephant

Author : Claire Ellicott
ISBN : 9781786060754
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When shocking images emerged of Anne, Britain’s last circus elephant, being beaten by one of her keepers, it sparked a national outcry. Undercover footage showed the gentle creature cowering in fear as the youth repeatedly inflicted violent attacks on her, making her wince in pain. The public was appalled and demanded that Anne be freed from the circus where she had spent nearly fifty-five years performing and be allowed to live out her final years in peace. I, a reporter at the Daily Mail, broke the story after the campaign group Animal Defenders International passed the newspaper the footage they had secretly shot. From then on, the paper, animal charities and experts worked tirelessly behind the scenes to save Anne and deliver her to safety. But there were fears for her health due to her crippling arthritis and old age and at one stage it was thought that she might have to be put down to ease her suffering. Thankfully the vets decided that they could treat her and she officially retired in 2011. It was agreed that Longleat Safari Park would be her new home and she settled in nicely. Meanwhile, her keeper is believed to have fled to his native Romania and her owner Bobby Roberts was prosecuted for animal cruelty the following year. The Daily Mail ran a funding appeal to build her a refuge at the park specifically designed for her needs and she moved in to Anne’s Haven a year ago. Since she was rescued, she has gone from strength to strength and the arthritis which caused her to drag her back legs has dramatically improved. Having recovered her mobility, she is able to play and go for walks with new-found energy. Now, at last, she has the chance to live out her final years in a happy and safe place.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Elephant

Author : Justin D'Ath
ISBN : 9780143307266
Genre : Adventure stories
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Colt Lawless is on the run, suddenly famous, and more than a little superhuman. But can he save the last animals on earth? Twelve years from now, rat flu has wiped out almost every animal and bird on the planet. The creatures in Captain Noah's Lost World Circus are the last of their kind. But the Rat Cops are determined to shut down the circus, and Colt and his acrobat friend Birdy might be the only ones who can save it, starting with Lucy - the world's last elephant. An electrifying new series from Justin D'Ath, author of the bestselling Extreme Adventures.
Category: Adventure stories

The Last Wild Elephant

Author : Wendy Kerner
ISBN : 9781420865370
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As the human population increases, many other species are decreasing, becoming endangered and even extinct. Prolific development and urban sprawl all over the world are destroying Earth's natural environments. Wild elephants are disappearing rapidly. In fact, the Asian elephant is considered an endangered species. The story The Last Wild Elephant is about a compassionate young boy, Jeremy, who becomes interested and concerned about elephants after finding a fascinating informational book about them. Witnessing elephants in captivity leaves him feeling very disappointed. So, he vows to save money, learn all he can about elephants, and go find them in the wild. The time comes, and Jeremy leaves home and goes on an emotional journey in search of wild elephants. From Asia to Africa he travels in search of a lifelong dream.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Elephants In Thailand Vol 1

Author : Joachim Schliesinger
ISBN : 9781633232334
Genre : Social Science
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The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance. This first volume, Elephants in Thailand – Mahouts and their Cultures Today, describes in detail the various ethnic groups, such as the Central Thai, Southern Thai, Yuan, Tai Yai, Tai Lue, Tai Yong, Tai Khoen, Lao Isan, Khorat Thai, Phuan, Kui, Mon, Khamu, Mpi, Lawa and Karen, and their specific elephant traditions, some extinct but most still alive. One-hundred-and-eighteen images show the daily life of the elephant today. This volume also provides a bibliography about literature concerning elephants.
Category: Social Science

The Last Rhinos

Author : Lawrence Anthony
ISBN : 9780283071553
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as 'the Indiana Jones of conservation', when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read. 'Anthony was a charismatic figure whose life combined Gerald Durrell-esque animal antics with Wilbur Smith bush heroics . . . a rattling read with an urgent message' BBC Wildlife Magazine
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Army

Author : Prakhar Golchha
ISBN : 9781482801071
Genre : Fiction
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How will the things look and what will happen when all the animals will have a brain that is developed enough to communicate with the humans and when they work for them for various aspects of life and war? This may be done through stem cell research experiment sometime in near future. Where through genetic engineering, mutations in DNA, and neuropsychological modifications, modes can be developed to make the animal brain capable enough to work like human brain and be able to communicate with the humans. Then every animal will have their work domain as a match to their natural strength, talent, and skill, and will have their place in society. For example, elephants can work in construction sites, monkeys can help in various things like reaching difficult places for wiring of a building, peacock can be cheerleaders, koels can be musicians, eagles can be spy planes, whales can used for transport in water, leopards can be used for courier, owls can be used at night as a spy, sharks can be used as naval front, and of course, lions can be used for war. And these animals can also be used for different applications at various situations.
Category: Fiction

Adorina And The Elephant Choir

Author : P. L. Chestney
ISBN : 9781412005067
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The circus has been an art form since early Roman times, and was the best and only local, traveling entertainment, before huge electronic technology advances of the twentieth century. The history of the circus from early times to present is important, fascinating, and disappearing. There is another piece of history, soon to disappear forever, and sometimes linked with circus life, the cultural ethnic group of peoples called Gypsys. The gypsy world is underdocumented and somehow linked to a lifestyle of traveling and entertaining people. What is a circus without animals or a gypsy camp without horses? The main character of Adorina and the Elephant Choir is a gypsy girl, called Dori, who started life as an abandoned baby, and grew up to become the star of a circus. She became an animal trainer or one of those people who have an affinity with animals and a special way to communicate with them. Dori had no mother, in the beginning, but during her life in the circus is given, two special mothers. She is a twin and finds herself in danger, from her gypsy brother. She is by birth order, first born, and therefore Queen of the Gypsys. Dori also finds her selfworth and a boy to love. The circus she lived in, is a place most kids would love to run away to. Adorina and the Elephant Choir tells the story of the circus and the people who live and breathe circus. Also, the book deals with human relationships, trials and tribulations, emotions, and resolution. The book is generally geared for children and young people, but adults will enjoy reading the book also.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Elephant Whisperer

Author : Lawrence Anthony
ISBN : 9780283070891
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.
Category: Biography & Autobiography