"Personal, engaging, shocking, informative. J. A. Mills exposes the dark secrets of the tiger trade and bares her soul, her passion, and her determination to bring about change. I believe there is still hope for wild tigers. Blood of the Tiger is real and raw, intelligent and compelling, and in the final analysis, a story that must not be ignored."-Will Travers, OBE, president of the Born Free Foundation.
My humble suggestion is to read this book and share it widely, and do something for tigers and the other magnificent and fascinating animals who are suffering at the hands of people who really don't give a damn about them. Blood of the Tiger is that good and that important. And, it is an easy read - though the content is not always that easy to read - that should appeal to a wide audience. It would be perfect for courses in the conservation sciences.
The other book that I consumed is called "Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation," edited by conservationists George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler. The table of contents can be seen here. This edited book, containing essays by numerous renowned conservationists, "offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable-albeit insufficient-means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change. A companion volume to "Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth" (the Kindle edition can be seen here,) "Protecting the Wild" provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs." This book too would be perfect for courses in the conservation sciences.