In our interconnected world with its myriad complexities, the game-rich countries of Africa offer the best opportunity to experience primal life, when there was ample room for all living creatures, and the laws of nature -- rather than the pursuits of mankind -- prevailed. Today, all species are threatened, due to poaching, human-wildlife conflict and climate change. Each species plays a role in the health of the ecosystem. The loss of one species brings about the loss of others. We cannot afford to lose any of them. Also, we cannot squander the connection they offer humans to our biological and ecological heritage.