Major John Henry Blower (1922 - 2020) served as a forester, game ranger, game warden, and briefly as an inspector in the Kenya Police from 1949 onwards. He was conservator of forests in Tanganyika, game warden in the Serengeti, chief game warden in Uganda and Ethiopia. Read more on John Blower's life.
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In Ethiopia: A Game Warden's Adventures In Haile Selassie's Medieval Empire by John Blower (2005) is the author's account of his four years as first senior warden of the Ethiopian National Parks and Nature Reserves and advisor to the emperor, Haile Selassie. This book is currently unavailable and scarce.
Banagi Hill: A Game Warden's Africa by John Blower (2004) is a memoir of the author's time as game warden in Kenya and the Sudan at the close of British rule. A valuable piece of first-hand African history.
Himalayan Assignment by John Blower (2006). After twenty years in Africa, covered in the author's previous books 'Banagi Hill' and 'In Ethiopia', the author was recruited to work in the Himalayas. A demanding assignment of planning and developing national parks, to achieve a balance between the needs of local inhabitants and the preservation of habitats. Very different from Africa, Nepal's and Bhutan's extremes of scenery, climate, fauna and flora are brilliantly brought to life. This book is currently unavailable and scarce.
Shell Guide To The Wildlife Of Ethiopia by John Blower (1969) is a guide to Ethiopian wildlife with colour plates and published by the Ethiopian Tourist Organization.
Page Updated: May 2021