What I Tell You Three Times Is True: Conservation, Ivory, History and Politics

In this wide-ranging narrative, which is part historical, part investigative and largely autobiographical, Ian Parker examines the perennial preoccupation of man with elephants…and his pursuit of their ivory. COMMENTS: ‘…although a lot more could be said about this remarkable work, I want simply to recommend reading Parker’s book to all those interested by the elephant…


Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: Elephants, ivory poaching

The Shamba Raiders: Memories of a Game Warden

Highly acclaimed, The Shamba Raiders is one man’s fascinating account of the eternal struggle to preserve East Africa’s herds of game which were – and still are- increasingly threatened by modern civilization, poaching, war and the economic and political changes which swept Africa during the middle of the last century. Bruce Kinloch is probably the…


Genre: Africa, African history, Autobiography, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: animal conservation, Animals of East Africa, College of African Wildlife Management, East Africa, elephant, game warden, Kilimanjaro, Malawi, poaching, Tanzania, Uganda

Himalayan Assignment

After spending twenty years in Africa, first as a forester, then as a game warden and finally acting as adviser to the Ethiopian government on national parks and conservation, John Blower seized the opportunity when a fresh challenge, an exciting project arose in 1970. Himalayan Assignment is a captivating account of his demanding and at…


Genre: Asia, Autobiography, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: animal conservation, Banagi Hil, fauna, flora, Himalayas, In Ethopia, John Blower, national park, Nepal, photography, poaching, wildlife

From Dark Heart To Kalahari

Clive Spinage first went to Kenya, Africa in 1953 but did not become a professional wildlife ecologist until 1964 when he conducted antelope research in Uganda. Since then he has worked in Rwanda, Tanzania, the Central African Republic, Upper Volta and Botswana. He has been described as one of the world’s leading authorities on African…


Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Africa, African mammals, Animals of East Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, ecology, Elephants, Emperor Bocassa, Idi Amin, Kenya, Politics, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Book of the Giraffe, The Natural History of the Antelope, Uganda, Upper Volta, wildlife, zoology

Banagi Hill: A Game Warden’s Africa

When, in 1949, John Blower arrived to take up the post of Assistant Conservator of Forests in Tanganyika, he received a terse note of welcome from his new chief saying “take over Southern Province”. He was not to meet him for another twelve months. It was an appointment which led to a remarkable life in…


Genre: African history, Conservation, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: East Africa, forest, game, General Kago, Kenya, Mau Mau, poaching, safari, Sudan, Tanganyika, wildlife

An Impossible Dream: East Africa’s Game Departments

An account of the East African Game Departments is told through the eyes and memories of Game Wardens who have each written of their experiences with the Department during the last half of the twentieth century. Tragedy, farce and hardship are mixed in equal measure with a real concern for the animals well-being, as well…


Genre: African history, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: BBC Wildlife, East Africa, game warden, ivory poaching, Kenya, Kenya Game Department, lions, Nairobi

The Plundered Forests

John Blower’s fourth book of his autobiography describes his time spent in the 1970s in South-East Asia working on a UN funded project to save the endangered forests and wildlife. The Indonesian Archipelago, the World’s largest group of islands, was subject to a political change which as history has shown drastically affected the survival of…


Genre: Conservation, Ecology, Librario, Non-fiction, Politics
Subjects: Asia, Burma, forest, Indonesia, trees, United Nations, wildlife