HuntFishTravel Podcast Ep226 – Author Mike Arnold discusses his new book “Bringing Back the Lions International Hunters and Miraculous Rescue of the Doomed Ecosystem in Mozambique”
Mike is a Professor of Genetics and has written several books, the first 4 were more of the scientific nature, but the last book is a story driven by passion as a biologist, conservationist, mostly as a hunter and fueled by a non-hunter mentality. It covers ecosystem restoration and human community improvement
Mike shares a ton of facts about Mozambique and its 1 ½ million acres that have been restored with the help of the people and outsiders to a middle-class level. It is historically heaven on earth for big games hunters.
In the 1950’s hunters and then civil war through 92 shut down tourist/hunters along with travelers. It’s a safe area now, especially the Southern portion. Crime is safer than in Atlanta, Georgia.
He shares how anti-poaching movement in the area helped and reminds us that Malaria shots are still needed as a visitor.
He discusses how the next book will be more on a global viewing of hunting dollar helping hospitals, community development and the wild game protein feeds the people.
Mike’s book has received positive feedback and has encouraged him to write more books. Even a member of PETA remarked, they did not realize how much funding went back into the ecosystem renewal via hunting.
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