Following close upon Joy Adamson's most recent plea (Forever Free, p. 76, 1963), for wild life conservation in East Africa, this eloquently bolsters her argument. Noel Simon sees such conservation as a world problem, not a local one. The Africans themselves are doing away with animals as fast as possible, because the animals remind them of their past while they are now on the verge of civilized self-government. ""The concept of preservation is a fading idea...no longer in tune with events...wild animals can be considered useful only if they can be used..."" The establishment of national preserves is suggested, with large buffer zones, and research into conservation of the habitat. Even without Elsa, the appeal is effective.