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Lions in the Balance - Craig Packer

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#1 cheetah80


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:59 AM

Just finished reading this book.  It was a very interesting read, and I learned a lot,  but I have mixed feelings about it.  In my view the author is too biased in favour of hunting.  While I do understand the merits of hunting in theory, the reality is sometimes a completely different issue - especially when has been mismanaged as in Tanzania (where most of the discussion in the book centers around).  I enjoyed the few chapters about the actual research - I wish there was more about that!


Edit: I wasn't going to include this thought but I will - perhaps one other thing that contributed to my mixed feelings is the negativity portrayed.  I mean probably negativity is very realistic in this case - and I usually have no problem with saying it as it is - but man does he paint a bleak picture!  The book has almost put me off visiting Tanzania altogether!


Has anyone else read this book yet?


@Game Warden can you please change the title?  I made a mistake - it is supposed to be Lions In The Balance.  Thank you

Edited by cheetah80, 19 April 2016 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 02:19 PM

Thanks @cheetah80 - will look to order it online, if available.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:33 PM

I guess Tanzania didn't like it either, his research permit was cancelled and he was kicked out of the country. See here and here.

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