Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 8th August 2012
Kenya's High Country: The Landscapes, Wildlife and Peoples of the Laikipia Plateau.
Internationally recognized and local Golden Bay wildlife photographer, Tui de Roy, in collaboration with Miles Bredin, and Mark Jones, have just released this new book.
Laikipia is a spectacular region stretching from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. A sanctuary for over 80 mammal species, including black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, aardwolf, wild dog, and a wealth of African game, Laikipia’s biodiversity is globally unique. Even more special, it is entirely managed by the communities of Laikipia: people, wildlife and sustainable ranching exist side by side. The result is an area of beautiful wilderness, where protected game roams freely and safely.
Be fascinated by Tui as she describes the excitement and adventure of Africa’s bushland, away from the wellworn paths of the National Parks and how and why this book came to be produced.
To quote from the cover - This book examines the biological and social complexity of this spectacular region and the challenges of maintaining the beauty and magic that make Laikipia unique.