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Author Somerville, Keith, author

Title Ivory : power and poaching in Africa / Keith Somerville
Published London : Hurst & Company, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 390 pages) : maps
Contents Introduction -- 1. Africa and ivory : an ancient but bloody and brutal trade -- 2. The nineteenth century : one hundred years of exploitation and extermination -- 3. The ivory trade and criminalisation of African hunters under colonial rule -- 4. Conservation, corruption, crime and conflict in East Africa -- 5. The killing fields of Central and Southern Africa -- 6. The CITES saga -- 7. Resurgent poaching : soaring Chinese demand and developing insurgency discourse -- 8. Conclusion
Summary Comprehensive exploration of history and politics of ivory in Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (1973 March 3)
African elephant -- Conservation.
African elephant -- Effect of hunting on.
African elephant -- Effect of poaching on.
Ivory industry -- Corrupt practices -- Africa.
Ivory industry -- Corrupt practices.
Poaching -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849048649 (electronic bk.)
9781849048644 (electronic bk.)