Consuming Nature

Consuming Nature is a beautifully photographed book which depicts the devastation of nature in Africa as witnessed by some of the world's most experienced conservation experts. The book discusses the causes of the illegal wildlife trade, the people it directly affects, the threats to worldwide health and solutions for the future.

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About the Authors
Anthony L. Rose has worked nearly 40 years developing organizational and community programs to confront change and chaos as a consultant to government, military, and the private sector. Rose is President of the Biosynergy Institute, a key founder of the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force and has taught dozens of university courses in fields ranging from animal behavior and drug abuse prevention to organizational development and conservation psychology.

Russell A. Mittermeier is a primatologist and herpetologist by training and has spent the last 35 years circling the globe and working to conserve the planet's biodiversity. Dr. Mittermeier is President of the Washington, D.C. based organization, Conservation International, Chairperson of the Primate Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC), and a special envoy for the United Nations (UNEP) Great Ape Survival Program.

Olivier Langrand is a conservation biologist and has lived and worked in Madagascar, Central Africa, and Southern Africa for almost two decades helping NGO's and governments to develop and implement field conservation programs and projects. He is Vice President of Africa and Madagascar Programs at Conservation International.

 

 

Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei is a conservation anthropologist whose knowledge and local traditions and culture has enabled him to incorporate social ethics, values and traditions to encourage people to decrease bushmeat trade. Ampadu-Agyei is Country Director for Conservation International's program for biodiversity conservation in Ghana, West Africa.

 

Thomas M. Butynski is a conservation biologist who has worked across Equatorial Africa for more than three decades to develop and manage programs for biodiversity conservation, primarily in tropical forests. Dr. Butynski is Director of Conservation International's Eastern Africa Biodiversity Program, Vice-Chair of the Africa Section of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, and Senior Editor of the journal, African Primates.

Karl Amman is a photojournalist who has traveled the world developing tourist programs and photographing wildlife and wilderness. He made Africa his home in 1974 after setting up Mohamed Ali's training center in Zaire for Intercontinental Hotels, and has established tourist camps across Equatorial Africa. His collection of photos on wildlife commerce is the best in the world. Ammann's 13 years documenting this crisis has been honored widely, including two Genesis Awards and dozens of major photography awards. He has published eight photo books on wildlife topics and contributed to scores of media campaigns, TV documentaries, and publications to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade.

Praise for Consuming Nature
Consuming Nature is a testimony to human ignorance and greed, and to awakening humane concern – a call for compassion and rapid action. It is honest, forthright, and demands attention. The photos are not always pleasant, some are tragically sad, others downright shocking. But they depict what is really happening – something that will only get worse, if we sit back and do nothing.

- Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace

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