This is the story of one man's struggle to protect Kenya's wildlife. Conservationist David Western - who grew up in Africa and whose life is intertwined with the lives of its animals and indigenous peoples - blends biographical details with a history of African wildlife conservation and a glimpse into his life as global spokesperson and one of Kenya's most prominent citizens. His approach to global conservation aims to balance the needs of people and wildlife and entails coexistence rather than segregation.
David Western is senior conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and chairman of the African Conservation Centre. He was formerly director of Kenya Wildlife Service and chairman of the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya and IUCN's African Elephant and Rhino Specialist Groups. He is the editor of Natural Connections.