The Resource Ivory : power and poaching in Africa, Keith Somerville

Ivory : power and poaching in Africa, Keith Somerville

Label
Ivory : power and poaching in Africa
Title
Ivory
Title remainder
power and poaching in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Keith Somerville
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the 1989 global ivory trade ban, poaching and ivory smuggling have not abated. More than half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similarly alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique and across swathes of central Africa. But why the new upsurge? The popular narrative blames a meeting of two evils -- criminal poaching and terrorism. But the answer is not that simple. Since ancient times, large-scale killing of elephants for their tusks has been driven by demand beyond Africa's range states from the Egyptian pharaohs through the industrialising West to the new wealthy business class of China. Elephant hunting in Africa is also governed by human-elephant conflict, traditional hunting practices and the impact of colonial exploitation and criminalisation. Ivory follows this complex history of the tusk trade in Africa, and explains why it is corruption, crime and politics, rather than insurgency, that we should worry about. In this ground-breaking work, Somerville argues that regulation -- not prohibition -- of the ivory trade is the best way to stop uncontrolled poaching."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somerville, Keith
Dewey number
381.4567943
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9429.I863
LC item number
A33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ivory industry
  • African elephant
  • African elephant
  • African elephant
  • Poaching
  • Ivory industry
  • Terrorism
Label
Ivory : power and poaching in Africa, Keith Somerville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Africa and Ivory : An Ancient but Bloody and Brutal Trade -- The Nineteenth Century : One Hundred Years of Exploitation and Extermination -- The Ivory Trade and Criminalisation of African Hunters Under Colonial Rule -- Conservation, Corruption, Crime and Conflict in East Africa -- The Killing Fields of Central and Southern Africa -- The CITES Saga -- Resurgent Poaching : Soaring Chinese Demand and Developing Insurgency Discourse -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950450616
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781849046763
Lccn
2016498794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99970609754
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950450616
Label
Ivory : power and poaching in Africa, Keith Somerville
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Africa and Ivory : An Ancient but Bloody and Brutal Trade -- The Nineteenth Century : One Hundred Years of Exploitation and Extermination -- The Ivory Trade and Criminalisation of African Hunters Under Colonial Rule -- Conservation, Corruption, Crime and Conflict in East Africa -- The Killing Fields of Central and Southern Africa -- The CITES Saga -- Resurgent Poaching : Soaring Chinese Demand and Developing Insurgency Discourse -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950450616
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 390 pages
Isbn
9781849046763
Lccn
2016498794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99970609754
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950450616

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