Book Reviews & Recommended Reading
A must-read for Anyone who loves Wildife!
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to have a deeper understanding of what it takes for SUCCESSFUL wildlife conservation. The book was extra special to me because I have been following the re-introduction of lions into Coutada 11 on Instagram for over a year. Rather than a few words in a post each day, it was great to learn about the entire operation, as well as the committed, hard-working, generous, and conservation-minded people who made it happen. What these dedicated people and organizations did to bring an African wasteland back to a thriving wildlife habitat is simply amazing. BRAVO! BUT, the message behind the book is even more thrilling….This model can be replicated…and already is in many areas! For the sake of Africa, its people, and wildlife, give this book a read…and share it with others.
Aside from the importance of the book, it is a highly entertaining easy read…not bogged down in scientific data etc.
Available at www.mikearnoldoutdoors.com
AMAZING! Deeply Moving and Inspirational
The book Killing the Shepherd, Behind the Film, is a companion to the multi-award-winning documentary Killing the Shepherd. The film is a true story of how a few wonderful and committed people save a village…and restore the area’s depleted wildlife resources. It is no fairy tale version of Africa, it is a gritty unflinching look at the brutal realities of life in the bush…the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have watched the film three times and have yet to get through it without tears alternating between sadness, despair, joy, and hope. But let’s concentrate on HOPE! This is a life-changing film and book that will change the way people look at wildlife conservation. While the book has less impact viscerally, it provides far more details and background into this amazing conservation and basic human rights story. If you care about Africa, its people, or wildlife…and others like them throughout the world…watch the film, read the book, or do both!
Note: A shortened educational version of the film is available at the website listed below.
Film and Book at www.shepherdsofwildlife.com