At the 11th hour, shocked by pictures of rotting carcasses plundered for their ivory, the world has woken up to the plight of the African elephant. But the seeds of the tragedy were sown way back in the 1970s. It was then that the authors came across ominous signs of organized poaching in Kenya where they lived. Alarmed by what they saw they set out to reveal the extent of the slaughter sweeping Africa. This book tells the extraordinary inside story of the author's battle to draw the world's attention to the plight of the elephants and the injustice and destruction that the elephants were the victims of. Iain Douglas-Hamilton is the author of "Among the Elephants", Oria Douglas-Hamilton the author of "The Elephant Family Book".