Key Features Unusual, fascinating, and important-Jane Goodall The first book of its kind that proves that nature conservation in Asia does not only depend upon Western science -Rimpoche Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama About the Book: The Soul of the Rhino An engaging and racy story of the amazing Indian Rhino Ugly yet enchanting, terrifying yet delicate, the Indian Rhinoceros is a magnificent animal. It is also in danger of being killed off for good. The Soul of the Rhino is a spirited account of one mans journey to protect the animal in the foothills of the Himalayas. Hemanta Mishra was fresh out of university when he embarked on his conservation work in the 1970s. Over the years, he got help from an ornery but steadfast elephant driver, the Nepalese royal family and like-minded scientists. He also did outstanding work--creating nature reserves, armwrestling politicians and raising awareness. But Mishra hasnt won his battle to save the rhino. As he shows vividly, armed insurgence, political violence and poaching are driving this endangered species to complete extinction About the Authors: Hemanta Mishra, Jim Ottaway, Hemanta R. Mishra has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, and other major conservation groups. He has been awarded the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize and is credited with halting the extinction of the rhino and the tiger in his homeland. Currently he works for the American Himalayan Foundation. Jim Ottaway Jr, an American newspaper publisher, writer, and editor, retired as a senior vice-president of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. and chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc. and now serves as chairman of the World Press Freedom Committee.