Owen Parker: Rhino Connection by Chris Bellenot

Owen Parker: Rhino Connection

byChris Bellenot, Arthur Pendragon

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2013

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A percentage of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to wildlife conservation dedicated to save the rhinos.

On a warm African night, an adult rhino collapses in the grass and breathes its last. Minutes earlier, poachers had brutally hacked off its horn and fled with their treasure. It is a fact that myths, greed and corruption are behind the illegal trade of rhino horns.

Owen Parker, a young conservationist, is sucked into a death-threatening journey crossing the path of this trafficking reckless organization which is ready to break all the rules to reach their precious prize. Owen possesses instinctive survival skills. Will it be sufficient to stay alive in this maze full of violence, dishonesty and appetite for more money…?

This sequel describing the adventures of Owen Parker has two main purposes. The obvious aim is to entertain readers with action-driven books of fiction based on facts. Beyond this lies a deeper intention. The beauty and majesty of wildlife and nature are under threat from external pressure from a variety of sources. We strongly believe that each individual can make a difference by acting to reduce this threat and thereby contribute to the preservation of our fragile environment. Through the character of Owen Parker, we aim to promote the conservation of wildlife.

Title:Owen Parker: Rhino ConnectionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Primedia eLaunchLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:162890576X

ISBN - 13:9781628905762


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rhino Connection Living in South Africa and having visited China, I can identify with so much that is in this book. It was a good, quick reading and although it is about the poaching of rhino, it was not as difficult to read as some books about the poaching epidemic are. I did find it a bit "Utopian" as I think the kind of interracial relationships described in the book before 1994 were far more secretive than the one in the book. The only part of the book that I did not enjoy were the two references to walking with the lions. In the context of the book, the lions are being rehabilitated back into the wild. Although this can happen, it is a very long and costly exercise. In reality, the lions available for walking and petting end up in zoos, circuses and canned lion hunts. We work very hard here in South Africa to try and educate people not to interact with wild animals and the scenes in this book could reinforce the mistaken belief that these cubs are indeed orphans(they are taken away from their mothers, to ensure that she has at least 4 litters in 2 years and not just the 1 that she would have in the wild) and that they will be reintroduced into the wild.
Date published: 2014-08-20