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Africa's Wildlife: Survival Or Extinction? by Eric Robins (1963) is an account of the author's 30,000 mile safari to study the declining wildlife throughout Africa, due to advance of civilisation, poaching, disease, increased human population and lack of political will and ignorance of Africans of their wildlife. In 1961, Robins visits the National Parks and Reserves of Kenya. Tanzania and Uganda. In the Serengeti, he accompanied Myles Turner, Deputy Chief Warden, on an anti-poaching patrol. Robins witnessed 'Operation Noah' in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), where many animals were rescued when the Kariba Dam flooded the area before studying game ranching in South Africa.
Animal Dunkirk: The Story Of Lake Kariba And Operation Noah by Eric Robins & Ronald Legge (1959) is about the man who mounted probably the biggest animal rescue since Noah. Rupert Fothergill undertook the rescue of every kind of living creature trapped by rising waters from the giant Kariba hydroelectric dam project, which flooded the Zambezi valley downstream from Victoria Falls.
White Queen in Africa: The Story Of Ruth And Seretse Khama by Eric Robins (1967). In June 1947, Seretse Khama (1921 - 1980) met Ruth Williams (1923 - 2002), an English clerk at Lloyd's of London, and after a year of courtship, married her. The interracial marriage sparked a huge furore among both the apartheid government of South Africa and the tribal elders of the Bamangwato.
The Ebony Ark: Black Africa's Battle To Save Its Wild Life by Eric Robins (1970) gives a fascinating picture of what was being done by the individual countries in the 1970s to preserve their wildlife heritage. It is African rangers who track down poachers and who care for animals maimed in the bush and who are being trained to be wardens, whilst African conservationists are teaching the traditional pastoralists such as the Masai to settle down in villages and stop destroying the wildlife habitats.
Africa: Images And Realities by Eric Robins & Blaine Littell (1971) was written by two experienced and sympathetic observers to show the vigorous response of the continent's many nations to the challenge of independence in the 1970s.
The Book Of Kenya by Eric Robins & Gerald S Cubitt (1980) is a warts-and-all portrait of Kenya showing the diversity of the land, wildlife and people.
Secret Eden: Africa's Enchanted Wilderness by Eric Robins (1980) is the story of the Selous Reserve, Tanzania which at the time of writing, was the home of the largest elephant population in Africa.
Spain's Wildlife by Eric Robins (1989)
This Man Malan by Eric Robins (1953)
Getting To Know The Congo River by Eric Robins (1965) is a scarce book.
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