Politicians and Poachers

Politicians and Poachers

The politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa.

Author: Clark C. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521663784

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 765

The politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa.
Categories: Political Science

The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4

The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4

The stories are engaging, funny, enlightening, and insightful. Welcome to McCrea's life as a South Dakota Game Warden where nothing is ever routine. Welcome to The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4: Animals, Poachers, and Politicians!

Author: D. B. McCrea

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1543927912

Category: Game wardens

Page: 80

View: 299

David (D.B.) McCrea spent over twenty years serving the citizens of South Dakota as a State Game Warden. His career spanned from 1983-2006 and started in the small town of Flandreau. In 1990 McCrea transferred to the Minnehaha County Warden District in Sioux Falls, perhaps the most dangerous district in the state. His career eventually took him to Pierre where he served as Assistant Chief Game Warden and legislative lobbyist for the Division of Wildlife until his retirement. McCrea writes of his unique experiences and dangerous encounters in his series of books The Forgotten Lawmen. The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4: Animals, Poachers, and Politicians! is an eclectic collection of stories that provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the often misunderstood life of a South Dakota Game Warden. Readers will learn that game wardens, a.k.a. conservation officers, do more than just drive around and check licenses, which is one of many misconceptions about the game warden profession. McCrea describes in frustrating detail the numerous job duties of a game warden and the complicated system of managerial oversight, which he fittingly describes as "a wobbly house of cards." He tells the story of a young officer who is assigned to a warden district three times the size of Rhode Island. It's a district where the locals are hostile to game wardens. Within four months of his arrival the young officer is shot at and physically attacked. It's a story of how grit and raw determination can overcome nearly any obstacle. There are tales of McCrea's ability to handle complaints involving wildlife and crop damage. Readers will be introduced to the insufferable Judge "Rolle." Judge Rolle takes an intense dislike to the new Moody County Game Warden and considers poaching cases a waste of time. The Judge's legal rulings are so bizarre they impede McCrea's efforts to bring poachers to justice. McCrea takes on the members of the state legislature whom he describes as the most powerful anti-sports men and women organization in the state. He explodes the myths that a game warden has more search and arrest authority than a police officer. There are tales of mistakes and mishaps that reflect McCrea's humanity. Readers will meet Jim, a man who stubbornly refuses to abide by the rule of law. Jim makes the bold claim that he owns the wildlife on his land. McCrea uses sound logic and the rule of law to win the debate. The stories are engaging, funny, enlightening, and insightful. Welcome to McCrea's life as a South Dakota Game Warden where nothing is ever routine. Welcome to The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4: Animals, Poachers, and Politicians!
Categories: Game wardens

Poachers Polluters and Politics

Poachers  Polluters and Politics

... today will no doubt make it easier for poachers to ply their trade. I'm sure politicians will spin it as increased opportunities for small business.

Author: Randy Nelson

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781550176414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 651

Retired fishery officer Randy Nelson’s first love was catching poachers. That obsession, plus a devious mind and enthusiasm for marathon running, spelled big trouble for law-breaking fishermen. Thirty-five years in the field (and stream) netted a gold mine of stories with hair-raising tales of grizzly bear attacks, angry axe-wielding, rock-throwing, shotgun-blasting fishermen and high-speed chases on dirt roads and through bush. Poachers, Polluters and Politics provides a rare glimpse into the lives of DFO officers and the communities in which they live. Here too are stories showing the lighter side of the DFO, like how Nelson honed his “psychic powers,” and recollections of life in a rodent-infested, government-issue trailer—where his wife Lorraine once awoke to find a mouse chewing her hair. Firm but fair, and always innovative, Randy Nelson usually earned the—often grudging—respect of communities and fishermen he encountered. Whether it meant carving a peephole in a hollow tree or teaching his dog to sniff for salmon, Nelson was constantly scheming up new and tricky ways to catch poachers and polluters, many of them known violent criminals. Nelson spent a career dedicated to protecting BC’s waters and fish population and his passion for his work shines through with every word, drawing the reader into the exciting world of protecting wildlife and prosecuting bad guys.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Biodiversity Human Rights

Biodiversity   Human Rights

... 135 Plantation Forestry in the Tropics ( Evans ) , 47 Poachers Kill 84 Elephants
in Zimbabwe Park , 67 Poachers Killed ... Policies to Control Tropical
Deforestration ( Barbier & Rauscher ) , 48 Politicians and Poachers ( Gibson ) , 9
Politics ...

Author: Elli Louka

Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff

ISBN: UOM:39015054188407

Category: Law

Page: 204

View: 178

The focus of international biodiversity protection policies should be human dignity rather than conservation and preservation, argues Louka, who is not identified. She rejects restrictions and prohibitions in favor allowing people to generate direct monetary profits from the wildlife. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Law

Poaching Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa

Poaching  Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa

Losses were often blamed by European settlers on African poaching rather than on ... Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy70 in ...

Author: Cathy Haenlein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351370813

Category:

Page:

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A worldwide surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species. This crisis also threatens the security of human beings in ways ignored until recently by decision-makers slow to begin to treat what is typically viewed as a 'conservation issue' as serious crime. Over the past decade, as the scale and profitability of poaching and wildlife trafficking have grown, politicians, journalists and campaigners throughout the world have begun to take notice - they are offering striking appraisals of the threat posed not only to endangered species but also to human populations. Many of these appraisals, however, are made in the absence of a detailed body of empirical research and analysis to underpin them. The result is the growth of a range of myths and misperceptions around the security threats posed, particularly as they relate to Africa. Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa examines the most common narratives on poaching, wildlife trafficking and security. It critically analyses the dominant discourses on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to human security, as drivers of conflict, as funders of terrorism and as a focus for organised crime. In doing so, it seeks to sort myth from reality, to clarify how poaching and wildlife trafficking, as much cited threats to security, can most accurately be conceived. Such a study is crucial to the efforts of stakeholders now rightly looking to respond not just to the threat posed to endangered species, but also to the security and wellbeing of human beings.
Categories:

Wildlife Politics

Wildlife Politics

Poaching and poisoning of tigers in Sumatra for the domestic market. ... Gibson, Clark C. Politicians and poachers: The political economy of wildlife policy ...

Author: Bruce Rocheleau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107187306

Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 581

An analysis of forces affecting wildlife politics worldwide, covering topics such as overexploitation, hunting, ecotourism and trafficking.
Categories: Law

African Studies Review

African Studies Review

World Politics 50 : 324 – 48 . CHL Consulting Group . 1997 . ... The Politics of the
Earth : Environmental Discourses . Oxford : Oxford University Press . ... Gibson ,
Clark . 1999 . Politicians and Poachers : The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111209569

Category: Africa

Page:

View: 636

Categories: Africa

The Politics of Deforestation in Africa

The Politics of Deforestation in Africa

Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999; Duffy, Rosaleen.

Author: Nadia Rabesahala Horning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319768281

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

View: 101

This book explores how environmental policies are made and enforced in Africa. Specifically, this project explains the gap between intent and impact of forest policies, focusing on three African societies facing persistent deforestation today: Madagascar, Tanzania, and Uganda. The central claim of the study is that deforestation persists because conservation policies and projects, which are largely underwritten by foreign donors, consistently ignore the fact that conservation is possible only under limited and specific conditions. To make the case, the author examines how decision-making power is negotiated and exercised where communities make environmental decisions daily (local level) and where environmental policies are negotiated and enacted (national level) across three distinct African political systems.
Categories: Political Science

Long Affray

Long Affray

Published in 1985 and described by Ronald Blythe in the "Guardian" as a 'great telling of a shocking story' Harry Hopkins examines the history of a bitter conflict that raged in England for over two centuries.

Author: Harry Hopkins

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571242006

Category: Poaching

Page: 352

View: 198

Published in 1985 and described by Ronald Blythe in the Guardian as a 'great telling of a shocking story' Harry Hopkins examines the history of a bitter conflict that raged in England for over two centuries. Coming across an obscure poacher's grave Hopkins finds two contradictory headstones: one denouncing the poacher as a murderer and the other saluting him as a martyr. So begins Hopkins's quest for the truth and it leads him to an age-old battle between peasant and landowner where for the price of a rabbit or a pheasant men were murdered, transported as convicts and executed. This ancient struggle over game was not just about food for the poor poachers and their families, it was about social rank and the power of the landed gentry, the burgeoning class politics of the time and the harsh realities of rural life. Writers like Rudyard Kipling and politicians such as David Lloyd George all engaged in the debates surrounding the game laws and the effect they had on the families of those who were caught poaching. It was a bloody conflict and one that is as compelling now as it was two hundred years ago.
Categories: Poaching

Which Way Botswana s Wildlife

Which Way Botswana s Wildlife

At present one may be right in saying that there is very little assistance by the
politicians to combat poaching . Instead some do tend to encourage it . It is
surprising , when poaching is on the increase , to hear people say that wildlife
laws are ...

Author: Kalahari Conservation Society

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924062789593

Category: Cattle trade

Page: 108

View: 587

Categories: Cattle trade

Colonial Seeds in African Soil

Colonial Seeds in African Soil

C.C. Gibson, Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 1999). K. Good, 'Settler Colonialism: ...

Author: Paul Munro

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789206265

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 786

“Empire forestry”—the broadly shared forest management practice that emerged in the West in the nineteenth century—may have originated in Europe, but it would eventually reshape the landscapes of colonies around the world. Melding the approaches of environmental history and political ecology, Colonial Seeds in African Soil unravels the complex ways this dynamic played out in twentieth-century colonial Sierra Leone. While giving careful attention to topics such as forest reservation and exploitation, the volume moves beyond conservation practices and discourses, attending to the overlapping social, economic, and political contexts that have shaped approaches to forest management over time.
Categories: Political Science

Poaching Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa

Poaching  Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa

Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa examines the most common narratives on poaching, wildlife trafficking and security.

Author: Cathy Haenlein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351370806

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 734

A worldwide surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species. This crisis also threatens the security of human beings in ways ignored until recently by decision-makers slow to begin to treat what is typically viewed as a ‘conservation issue’ as serious crime. Over the past decade, as the scale and profitability of poaching and wildlife trafficking have grown, politicians, journalists and campaigners throughout the world have begun to take notice – they are offering striking appraisals of the threat posed not only to endangered species but also to human populations. Many of these appraisals, however, are made in the absence of a detailed body of empirical research and analysis to underpin them. The result is the growth of a range of myths and misperceptions around the security threats posed, particularly as they relate to Africa. Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa examines the most common narratives on poaching, wildlife trafficking and security. It critically analyses the dominant discourses on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to human security, as drivers of conflict, as funders of terrorism and as a focus for organised crime. In doing so, it seeks to sort myth from reality, to clarify how poaching and wildlife trafficking, as much cited threats to security, can most accurately be conceived. Such a study is crucial to the efforts of stakeholders now rightly looking to respond not just to the threat posed to endangered species, but also to the security and wellbeing of human beings.
Categories: History

Animal Rights

Animal Rights

... 23, 157 Plummer, Mark L, 170 Poaching, 68, 87-88, 109, 151, 162, 172-73, 175, 177, ... 6 Politicians and Poachers, 162 Politics and People in Ethology, ...

Author: John M. Kistler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312311

Category: Nature

Page: 227

View: 462

Presents an introduction to the subject, suggestions on searching the Internet, and a bibliography of literature on animal nature, fatal and nonfatal uses, animal populations, and animal speculations.
Categories: Nature

Community Rights Conservation and Contested Land

Community Rights  Conservation and Contested Land

The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa Fred Nelson. Gibson, C.C. (1999) Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in ...

Author: Fred Nelson

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849775052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 978

Natural resource governance is central to the outcomes of biodiversity conservation efforts and to patterns of economic development, particularly in resource-dependent rural communities. The institutional arrangements that define natural resource governance are outcomes of political processes, whereby numerous groups with often-divergent interests negotiate for access to and control over resources. These political processes determine the outcomes of resource governance reform efforts, such as widespread attempts to decentralize or devolve greater tenure over land and resources to local communities. This volume examines the political dynamics of natural resource governance processes through a range of comparative case studies across east and southern Africa. These cases include both local and national settings, and examine issues such as land rights, tourism development, wildlife conservation, participatory forest management, and the impacts of climate change, and are drawn from both academics and field practitioners working across the region. Published with IUCN, The Bradley Fund for the Environment, SASUSG and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Categories: Business & Economics

The Drums of Africa

The Drums of Africa

Fiction. Tim Shell's first novel, THE DRUMS OF AFRICA, is a gripping and timely tale of two young Americans, Val and Glen, arriving in Africa as Peace Corps volunteers in the 1970s, filled with altruism, naivete and a thirst for adventure.

Author: Tim Schell

Publisher: Mammoth PressInc

ISBN: 1595390227

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 353

Fiction. Tim Shell's first novel, THE DRUMS OF AFRICA, is a gripping and timely tale of two young Americans, Val and Glen, arriving in Africa as Peace Corps volunteers in the 1970s, filled with altruism, naivete and a thirst for adventure. As the line between adventure and catastrophe narrows, Schell masterfully creates a mosaic of cultural perspectives and ethical tensions between faith and its lack, politics and revolutionary coups, lust and love set against an exotic backdrop rife with sorcerers, priests, corrupt politicians, poachers, coffee farmers, Peace Corps workers and prostitutes, a place leading each character inward to unexpected self-revelation and self-sacrifice. A richly panoplied novel, alive with sensuous detail and compelling narrative, THE DRUMS OF AFRICA is both an adventure tale and a philosophical rumination on the power of crisis and contradiction to test and ultimately transform ideals, laws, ancient instincts, faith and the challenges presented by human love met by human courage.
Categories: Fiction

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Off the base, enforcement is hampered by logistics and politics. Poachers employ lookouts and night guards and have learned to erect little shacks on their ...

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547678467

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 387

View: 130

The New York Times–bestselling author of Packing for Mars presents fascinating essays by Jonathan Lethem, Jaron Lanier, Malcom Gladwell and others. Good science writing, as Mary Roach explains in her introduction, is a cure for ignorance and fallacy. But great science writing adds honey—in the form of engaging characters, stories, and wit—to make the medicine go down. This anthology reveals the essential humanity in our endless quest for knowledge and understanding. From a study of avian mating habits with unintended political implications to a sober exploration of the panic surrounding artificial intelligence, The Best Science and Nature Writing 2011 offers food for thought in a variety of flavors. The Best Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes entries by Deborah Blum, Burkhard Bilger, Ian Frazier, David H. Freedman, Atul Gawande, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Ketcham, Jill Sisson Quinn, Oliver Sachs, and others.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Wildlife Game

The Wildlife Game

The most blatant of the so - called ' conservationist and media untruths are
statements to the effect that the poachers ... even senior politicians , have pro -
vided the poachers with a constant , if parsimonious , local market for their
poached ...

Author: Ron Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019194708

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: 292

View: 403

Categories: Wildlife conservation

Farther Away

Farther Away

In the morning, at first light, the poachers throw handfuls ofpebbles to startle the ... Off the base, enforcement is hampered by logistics and politics.

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374708764

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 273

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew." In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways that technology has changed how people express their love, these pieces deliver on Franzen's implicit promise to conceal nothing. On a trip to China to see first-hand the environmental devastation there, he doesn't omit mention of his excitement and awe at the pace of China's economic development; the trip becomes a journey out of his own prejudice and moral condemnation. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. Farther Away is remarkable, provocative, and necessary.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Animals Agenda

The Animals  Agenda

MARC REISNER GAME WARS The Undercover Pursuit of Widite Poachers
GAME WARS MARC REISNER STAN ... Their stories - featuring mobsters ,
corrupt politicians , and biker gangs , among other unsavory characters — make
for great ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000070101775

Category: Animal rights

Page:

View: 397

Categories: Animal rights