How Sportsmen Saved the World

Un libro in lingua di Thomas E. Donnall edito da Globe Pequot Pr, 2009

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Reassessing the role outdoorsmen have played in preserving our environmental heritage




Since the nineteenth century, hunters and anglers have played a pivotal role in protecting the world's essential species and habitat. Indeed, what we now call the environmental movement has its roots in the first efforts of sportsmen to preserve the land and animals they loved. In How Sportsmen Saved the World, renowned sporting author E. Donnall Thomas Jr. tells, for the first time, the complete story of how sportsmen have managed to make our world a much better place.

From the initial steps taken by such towering figures as Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold, to the collective endeavors of nonprofits like Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Thomas takes us on a revealing historical journey. Among the issues addressed: saving the Delaware shad, the wild turkey, and the Russian bear; examining America's National Parks system and Zimbabwe's Humani Reserve; and discovering why many anglers consider salmon farming an environmental disaster. He concludes that the contributions of sportsmen to the environment have ironically been far more substantial than those of organizations such as Greenpeace and Defenders of Wildlife—groups that take a stance against hunting and fishing.

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