After a career as an Advocate practising law in Zimbabwe and Botswana, Chris came back to South Africa in 1984, and decided to retire young. He farmed in the Western Transvaal for ten years, before he and Bev moved to the Kalahari to establish a wildlife rehab centre and Sanctuary. Kalahari Dream is the story of that centre; how it was founded and what wonderful birds and animals they rescued.
Now retired at Wilderness in the Cape, Chris keeps busy running the NGO which he and Bev founded, called the Campaign Against Canned Hunting, a registered non-profit and public benefit organisation. The couple’s work has earned them awards, both in SA and international.
He is often called upon to speak on canned hunting by the media, and when the Minister was sued by the Predator Breeders Association to get lions excluded from the TOPS regulations, he was asked by the State Attorney to file an affidavit in support of the Minister’s defence.
The couple are authors of the book “For the Love of Wildlife,” the true story of one Namibian farming family’s efforts to set up a lion sanctuary.
Animal Advocacy, Wildlife Rehab.
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by Chris Mercer
A book for animal lovers. From the authors of the critically acclaimed book 'For the Love of Wildlife' comes a compelling true story of one couple's struggle against overwhelming opposition from conservation authorities, to set up a wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Kalahari.
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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Mercer
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on Oct. 16, 2011
A wonderful guide which even I understood and was able to implement. Formatting, and the time taken to learn how, is hard work, but the results are immensely satisfying. thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.