The remarkable story of Grant Fowlds, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to saving the last rhinos, vividly told with the help of Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.
What would drive a man to smuggle rhino horn back into Africa at great risk to himself? This is just one of the situations Grant Fowlds has put himself in as part of his ongoing fight against poaching in order to prove a link between southern Africa and the illicit, lucrative trade in rhino horn in Vietnam.
Shavings of rhino horn are sold as a snake-oil cure for colds or impotence, but a rhino’s horn has no magical, medicinal properties. It is for this that rhinoceroses are being killed at an escalating rate that puts the survival of the species in jeopardy. This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife has brought an iconic animal to the brink of extinction. Growing up on a farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Grant developed a deep love of nature, turning his back on hunting to focus on saving wildlife of all kinds and the environment that sustains them and us. He is a passionate conservationist who puts himself on the front line of protecting rhinos in the wild – right now, against armed poachers, but in the longer term too, through his work with schoolchildren, communities and policy-makers.
Authored by Grant Fowlds and Graham Spence. Published by Jonathan Ball publishers of Johannesburg in 2019. This soft cover bound First Edition is in Fine condition, covered in adhesive plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 232x152x26mm.
336pp incl index, glossary and list of charities. xvpp prelim. Clean and tightly bound with no markings annotations or inscriptions.