The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent

The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent

Ofir Drori, David McMannald


An epic trip via Africa through a guy who fell in love with a mystical and disappearing global after which remodeled himself right into a warrior at the entrance traces to guard it.

Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his association, The final nice Ape (LAGA), have positioned numerous poachers and traffickers of endangered species at the back of bars, they usually have fought again opposed to a Kafkaesque tradition of corruption. sooner than Ofir arrived in Cameroon, not anyone had ever even tried.

The final nice Ape follows a tender Ofir on fantastical adventures as he crosses distant African lands by means of camel, on a horse, and in dug-out canoes, whereas residing with unique tribes and suffering opposed to nature at its rawest: charging elephants and hyenas, flash floods, and the necessity to consume river algae and snails to stick alive. the tale strikes from locations of utmost good looks to these of the darkest horror: the conflict zones of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ofir starts to paintings as a photojournalist with a view to divulge his stunning come upon with battle sufferers and baby squaddies. His stories forge in him a answer to turn into an activist and to struggle for justice.

The look for a reason finally leads him to Cameroon. while Ofir discovers that nobody is combating to disprove Jane Goodall's darkish prophesy that apes within the wild could be extinct in 20 years, he makes a decision that he's the fellow to step in; simply because he understands he could make a distinction, he sees it as his accountability. And LAGA is born.

The final nice Ape is a narrative of the struggle opposed to extinction and the tragedy of endangered worlds, not only of animals yet of individuals suffering to carry onto their tradition. The publication finds the serious good looks and strife that exist facet via aspect in Africa, and Ofir makes the case that activism and commitment to a reason are nonetheless proper in a cynical sleek international. This dramatic tale is one in all braveness and desire and, most significantly, a look for that means.

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