Princeton University Library Catalog

Wildlife at war in Angola : the rise and fall of an African Eden / Brian J. Huntley.

Author:
Huntley, B. J. (Brian J.), 1944- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2017.
  • ©2017
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
432 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 398-404) and index.
Contents:
Part 1. The halcyon years. A message from Gorongosa -- Parque Nacional da Quiçama -- this once was an Eden -- Luando -- home of the giant sable antelope -- Parque Nacional de Iona -- Angola's last wilderness? -- Welwitschia mirabilis -- the enigmatic living fossil of the Namib -- The cattle wars -- politics and personalities -- Conservation -- the art of the possible. -- part 2. A short history of a very long war. Slaves, degredados, contratados and colonatos -- a recipe for disaster -- Interlude: the 100-year odyssey of the Thirstland Trekkers -- Rebellion and retribution -- The Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974 -- An Angolan exodus -- August 1975 -- The proxy wars and worse. -- part 3. Wildlife conservation in the shadow of war. Wildlife conservation in a time of confusão -- The resource curse and the culture of greed -- The city-state of Luanda -- International donors rush to rescue Iona -- Friends : lost and found. -- part 4. Wildlife conservation in the twenty-first century. Triage conservation -- the option of last resort -- The search for Angola's biodiversity "hotspots" -- Building a new generation of Angolan conservation scientists -- Conflicting missions -- giant sable and the Kissama Foundation -- The state of the game -- the era of "paper parks" -- Angola adieu? Will hope be the last thing to die?
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1485306116 ((paperback))
  • 9781485306115 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2017437000
OCLC:
957134976
RCP:
C - S