Tiger Bone Rhino Horn

Tiger Bone   Rhino Horn Author Richard Ellis
ISBN-10 1597269530
Release 2013-02-22
Pages 312
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In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally poached for their horns, as are tigers for their bones, thought to improve virility. Booming economies and growing wealth in parts of Asia are increasing demand for these precious medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for temporary treatments for nausea and erectile dysfunction. Richard Ellis, one of the world's foremost experts in wildlife extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, in the hope that through an exposure of this drug trade, something can be done to save the animals most direly threatened. Trade in animal parts for traditional Chinese medicine is a leading cause of species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is increasing at an alarming rate. Most of traditional Chinese medicine relies on herbs and other plants, and is not a cause for concern. Ellis illuminates those aspects of traditional medicine, but as wildlife habitats are shrinking for the hunted large species, the situation is becoming ever more critical. One hundred years ago, there were probably 100,000 tigers in India, South China, Sumatra, Bali, Java, and the Russian Far East. The South Chinese, Caspian, Balinese, and Javan species are extinct. There are now fewer than 5,000 tigers in all of India, and the numbers are dropping fast. There are five species of rhinoceros--three in Asia and two in Africa--and all have been hunted to near extinction so their horns can be ground into powder, not for aphrodisiacs, as commonly thought, but for ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. In 1930, there were 80,000 black rhinos in Africa. Now there are fewer than 2,500. Tigers, bears, and rhinos are not the only animals pursued for the sake of alleviating human ills--the list includes musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of those rare species call us to attention. Ellis tells us what has been done successfully, and contemplates what can and must be done to save these animals or, sadly, our children will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears in their lifetime.



Blood of the Tiger

Blood of the Tiger Author J. A. Mills
ISBN-10 9780807074978
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 296
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Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater danger than ever—from a menace few experts saw coming. There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s elite. Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild. In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland. Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals. From the Hardcover edition.



Wildlife Conservation Legislation

Wildlife Conservation Legislation Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022044346
Release 1999
Pages 178
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Killing for Conservation

Killing for Conservation Author Rosaleen Duffy
ISBN-10 0852558465
Release 2000
Pages 209
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Examines conservation and wildlife policies in Zimbabwe.



Rhino and tiger conservation

Rhino and tiger conservation Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
ISBN-10 LOC:00183580401
Release 1998
Pages 262
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Geographic and Global Issues Quarterly

Geographic and Global Issues Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435069191161
Release 1993
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State of the World 2001

State of the World 2001 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916387
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 155
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From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change.



China s accession to and implementation of international environmental accords 1978 95

China s accession to and implementation of international environmental accords 1978 95 Author Michel Oksenberg
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822025728387
Release 1998-02-01
Pages 43
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Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039246080
Release 1993
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Last Refuge

Last Refuge Author Matthew Vierling
ISBN-10 9780595340019
Release 2005-01
Pages 468
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For 100,000 years, mankind has been the supreme predator on the planet, and inside the enormous biosphere called Gaia Two, a killer is stalking and murdering the residents. But according to the laws of natural selection, it's only a matter of time before evolution spawns a predator that will prey upon us. On an isolated Pacific island, that time is now. Mythological dragons have arisen! The legend of Beowulf recounts the tale of a warrior who came to Heorot to save strangers. Beowulf was a forbidding killer welcome only because a voracious dragon was marauding for human prey. For the residents of Gaia Two, Bishop is their slayer of dragons, who insists on aggressively hunting down the dragons. His warnings are ignored however, and like Beowulf he knows the loneliness of the warrior who is merely tolerated during times of peace. Then Bishop is proved prophetic and events begin to go catastrophically wrong on the island. Last Refuge is an exhilarating eco-thriller about an isolated group of unsuspecting scientists fighting to survive the sudden emergence of a lethal predator heralding the planet's next cataclysmic extinction event, and perhaps the end of the human species. Now, we are the prey.



Daily Report

Daily Report Author United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033802581
Release 1994
Pages
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On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice Author Richard Ellis
ISBN-10 0307273024
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 416
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Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to symbolize the environmental peril that has arisen due to harmful human practices. In the past twenty years alone, the world population of polar bears has shrunk by half. Today they number just 22,000. Urgent and stirring, On Thin Ice is both a celebration and a rallying cry on behalf of one of earth’s greatest natural treasures. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Geographic Notes

Geographic Notes Author
ISBN-10 PURD:32754075477541
Release 1994
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Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals Author DK
ISBN-10 9781405366182
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 72
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Bestselling reference for today's internet generation. Endangered Animals- now available in ebook(PDF) format. There are thousands of endangered animals across the world, and not only in far away climates, some are in our own backyard. Endangered Animals covers them all, from snow leopards to golden toads, detailing why they are dying out and what we can do to save them. They'll discover more by browsing the dedicated Eyewitness website. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about endangered animals.



Vital Signs 2005

Vital Signs 2005 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916653
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 122
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This much-anticipated edition of Vital Signs covers 35 global trends that are shaping our future. From carbon emissions to loss of wetlands, each trend provides a brief status report on the topic plus graphs and charts that offer a visual comparison over time. Categories include Food, Economics, Transportation, Health, Governance, Energy and Climate, and Conflict and Peace.



China Environment News

China Environment News Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000098368933
Release 1993
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044048104970
Release 1837
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List of members.