Running with Rhinos: Stories from a Radical Conservationist

Running with Rhinos: Stories from a Radical Conservationist

Running with Rhinos: Stories from a Radical Conservationist by Ed Warner
2016 | ISBN: 162634227X | English | 232 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

''Running with rhinos'' is not a euphemism-not when you're ground support for the International Rhino Foundation's Rhino Conservancy Project.
Edward M. Warner, a self-proclaimed radical conservationist, presents his outrageous adventures from more than a decade of collaboration with the veterinarians and biologists who care for endangered rhinos in Africa. Few if any laymen like Warner have been invited to do what amounts to some of the most dangerous volunteer fieldwork around.

Fewer than five thousand black rhinos remain in the wilds of sub-Saharan Africa. About five hundred live on private conservancies in Zimbabwe. For Warner, working on the frontlines of rhino conservation not only allowed him to help rhinos, it gave him the opportunity to pursue and refine his emerging philosophy of radical conservationism, to cultivate partnerships between local communities and private landowners in Africa, and to export the lessons about land and wildlife management back home to the United States.

In Running with Rhinos: Stories from a Radical Conservationist, Warner takes readers along as he weasels his way into becoming volunteer ground support for the International Rhino Foundation's Rhino Conservancy Project, or ''Rhino Ops'', in Zimbabwe. It is gritty, sweaty, sometimes scary, and exhilarating work. Warner succeeds in telling a remarkable story of the extraordinary bonds between humans-and their dedication to protecting endangered animals-all while weaving eye-opening stories about the flora, fauna, geology, geography, and politics of sub-Saharan Africa.


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