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New Book About Illegal Rhino Horn Trade: ‘Murder, Myths and Medicine’

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Formidable forces behind the illegal trade in rhino horn. I am pleased to announce that my new book Murder, Myths & Medicine is now available. This very unique publication is the world’s first book to highlight the major events and findings of 2010′s rhino crisis. Along with the fascinating subject matter and compelling facts (the […]

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Book of the Month: ‘The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers’ by Bryan Christy

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This month’s book is The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers by Bryan Christy. Book Summary: The Lizard King takes the reader on a thrilling journey into the heart of the reptile smuggling world. Infamous animal trafficker Anson Wong – who was recently arrested in Malaysia – is […]

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Book of the Week: ‘Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution’ by Caroline Fraser

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This week’s book is Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution by Caroline Fraser. Book Summary: Rewilding the World is an inspiring report from the front lines of the visionary conservation strategy known as rewilding, developed to protect species against the impending wave of human-caused extinctions. The concept of rewilding emerged following the realization […]

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Book of the Week: ‘The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros’ by Eric Dinerstein

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This week’s book is The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros by Eric Dinerstein. Book Summary: The Return of the Unicorns chronicles the recovery of the greater one-horned rhino population in Nepal during the mid-1990′s through early 2000′s, and proposes a blueprint for large mammal conservation in […]

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Book of the Week: ’100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species’ by Jeff Corwin

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This week’s book is “100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species” by Jeff Corwin. Book Summary: 100 Heartbeats is a sobering portrait of endangered wildlife that is slipping away, silent victims of climate change, human overpopulation, habitat loss, pollution, exploitation, and poaching. In a global call to action, Corwin shares with us […]

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Book of the Week: ‘The Soul of the Rhino: A Nepali Adventure with Kings and Elephant Drivers, Billionaires and Bureaucrats, Shamans and Scientists, and the Indian Rhinoceros’ by Hemanta Mishra

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The Soul of the Rhino is the uniquely personal journey of Hemanta Mishra, the native Nepali who, inspired by Yellowstone, helped create Chitwan National Park.

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Book of the Week: ‘Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink’

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This week’s book is “Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink” by Dr. Jane Goodall. Book Summary: Hope for Animals and Their World is really a call to action disguised as a book! A call to action in the form of an incredible collection of inspiring success […]

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Book of the Week: ‘Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine’

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This week’s book is “Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine” by Richard Ellis. Book Summary: Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn examines the atrocities inflicted upon wildlife populations to satisfy demands for “traditional Chinese medicine” (TCM). Factual evidence gleaned from TRAFFIC surveys and reports, grim personal accounts, and numerous […]

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Book of the Week: ‘Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia’ by Ben Davies

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This week’s book is “Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia” by Ben Davies. Book Summary: Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia is a shocking portrait of the plundering of endangered species destined for Asia’s illegal wildlife markets. Asia’s insatiable appetite for endangered wildlife products, combined with the region’s relentless […]

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Book of the Week – ‘Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species’

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This week’s book is “Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species” by Dr. Laurel Neme. Book Summary: Animal Investigators is a groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes study of how forensic scientists are helping protect endangered species by using science to solve illegal wildlife trafficking crimes. In three real life […]

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