The Resource Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching, John Hanks

Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching, John Hanks

Label
Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching
Title
Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching
Statement of responsibility
John Hanks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The aggressive poaching of rhinos needs to be countered with equal aggression. So argued Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the founder president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), at a 1987 meeting with John Hanks, conservation expert and WWF's head in Africa. The result was Operation Lock, a secret initiative funded by Prince Bernhard and staffed by former SAS operatives. Operation Lock set up headquarters in Johannesburg and extended its reach into neighbouring states: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Its operatives planned to train game rangers, to pose as rhino horn traders in order to entrap buyers, and to expose the kingpins who were driving the trade. It was a controversial approach, all the more because it was working within apartheid South Africa in the late 1980s. When the existence of the project was finally leaked, WWF denied any involvement, and John Hanks took the fall. In Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poaching, John Hanks finally tells the story of these explosive events from 25 years ago. As a leading international authority on conservation, he also deals with the scourge of rhino poaching up to the present, and gives powerful and controversial criticism of some of the current policies to curb poaching."--Back cover
Cataloging source
OI@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanks, John
Dewey number
333.9542160968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6412.S6
LC item number
H36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildlife crimes
  • Poaching
  • Rhinoceroses
  • Rhinoceroses
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching, John Hanks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocn910936774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781770227293
Lccn
2015494549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly in colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)910936774
Label
Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching, John Hanks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocn910936774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781770227293
Lccn
2015494549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly in colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)910936774

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