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RICHARD E. LEAKEY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 271092

RICHARD E. LEAKEY The leading African conservationist who introduced ivory burning as an aggressive tactic to prevent poaching signed this script Typescript signed: "Richard Leakey", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "One Life/By/Richard E. Leakey".

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RICHARD E. LEAKEY
The leading African conservationist who introduced ivory burning as an aggressive tactic to prevent poaching signed this script
Typescript signed: "Richard Leakey", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "One Life/By/Richard E. Leakey". Opening lines of the "Prelude" to his book, One Life: An Autobiography, which was published in 1984. This excerpt includes mention of his kidney transplant (the kidney was donated by his younger brother, Philip). Richard Leakey (1944-2022) is a Kenyan politician and conservation activist. His significant discoveries throughout the African continent as a paleontologist led to great fanfare. In 1989, he was named the head of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Department (WMCD) by Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi. A year later, he WMCD was renamed the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which Leakey chaired. Leakey formed anti-poaching units that could shoot poachers on sight. In 1989, the Kenyan government held the first ivory burning ever under Leakey's guidance. By burning 12 tons of the valuable resource, they hoped to deter poaching. Since Leakey's removal from the Kenyan government, he has taught at Stony Brook University and formed the nonprofit organization WildlifeDirect. Leakey has detailed his findings and his life in a number of books and papers and has appeared on several documentaries. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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