Conservation in the Age of Extinction
Photography by Art Wolfe
Text by Dr. Samuel Wasser
Introduction by Jeffrey Moussaief Mason
Legendary for their size and intelligence, elephants are one of the most charismatic of megafauna. That they are under siege from poachers is no secret, and the rapidity of their declining numbers is horrifying. However, amidst the steady stream of bad news, all is not lost. Ivory prices are declining, global awareness is advancing, and recent government crackdowns are beginning to stem the flow of illegal ivory.
In Wild Elephants, Art Wolfe’s award-winning eye is at its most exacting, compassionate, and striking, while Dr. Samuel Wasser's informative text focuses on his current groundbreaking research on the illegal trade in elephant ivory that is decimating this highly intelligent, tightly knit social species.
Wild Elephants is a celebration of these wondrous gentle giants and the renewed efforts countries are taking to protect their natural heritage and explores what we can do to empower local populations to safeguard the survival of a magnificent species.