Dr. Craig Packer, the world’s leading expert on lion conservation, has sparred with angry trophy hunters, taken on corrupt politicians and fended off death threats. Two years ago, he was accused of “tarnishing the image of the Government of Tanzania” by making derogatory statements about the trophy hunting industry and was ultimately barred from the country. His new book, Lions in the Balance, offers the most timely, humorous and brutally-honest account of lion behavior, ecology and conservation to date.
"Craig Packer has written a fascinating book exploring some controversial and emotional subjects. Readers will come away from Lions in the Balance with a better understanding of the benefits and consequences of trophy hunting, as well as who wants lions, who doesn’t, and why."
– Washington Independent Review of Books