Subtitle: Flights of Conservation and Survival Author: John Bassi Publisher: Jacana Media (2014) ISBN-10: 1431408719 ISBN-13: 9781431408719 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 306 Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.7 cm
Weight: 0.5 kg
Fueled by a passion for wilderness and aviation, John embarked on a challenging and fascinating journey through the birth, growth, and change of South Africa's game-capture industry. Translocation projects, wildlife research, and veterinary and breeding projects exposed him to the shape, form, and movement of African wildlife on a daily basis. On the flip side, he has been witness to elements that hide commercial exploitation under the guise of conservation and he has seen the degradation of some of South Africa's pristine wilderness areas. This book recounts how John has incorporated his extensive knowledge and skill into providing a unique helicopter platform for wildlife research projects, large-scale anthrax vaccinating, aerial game censuses, radio tracking, ecological surveys, helicopter safaris, conservation education, and everything else imaginable with regard to rotorcraft aviation.