Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index.
Introduction -- 1. Africa and ivory : an ancient but bloody and brutal trade -- 2. The nineteenth century : one hundred years of exploitation and extermination -- 3. The ivory trade and criminalisation of African hunters under colonial rule -- 4. Conservation, corruption, crime and conflict in East Africa -- 5. The killing fields of Central and Southern Africa -- 6. The CITES saga -- 7. Resurgent poaching : soaring Chinese demand and developing insurgency discourse -- 8. Conclusion.