Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

Overpopulation is swarm

We have come on like a swarm of locusts.

Now at over seven billion and counting, renowned visionary conservationist and global thinker Dave Foreman helps us understand that only by stabilizing and reducing human population can we stop wrecking our home – Earth.

And it is being driven by one species – Us.


Read Man Swarm, and you will know the truths about overpopulation and population growth. In this book, Dave Foreman:

  • Lays out the overpopulation crisis in the United States and worldwide
  • Shows how overpopulation is the main driver of the extinction of wildlife, wildlands and the creation of pollution, including destructive greenhouse gases
  • Smartly challenges those who don’t believe that the overpopulation crisis is real


    Finalist, 2016 Indie Excellence Awards

The first edition, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife reached the conservationist community; in this new and updated edition, Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World, Dave Foreman and editor Laura Carroll expand the readership, from those in their reproductive years to educators, governors, Congresspersons, and even world leaders.

Overpopulation is Solvable.


Finalist, 2015 Indie Author Book of the Year Awards

Are you a lover of the Earth’s natural world? Man Swarm shows why you need to be very concerned about overpopulation, gives you tangible ways to be part of the solution, and will inspire you to take action.

If we can solve overpopulation — and we can — it will be a great victory for all of humanity and the Earth!

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Proceeds support The Rewilding Institute

Softcover signed by Dave Foreman: $13.99
S&H: standard delivery, 1 copy $6; Priority $8 each; Canada/International Priority shipping: $22/$26.

Purchase 1 copy Man Swarm 2nd ed with domestic/intn’l shipping included

Also available in eBook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBooks, and eBook direct at Laura Carroll’s online LiveTrue Bookstore


“Dave Foreman pulls no punches and serves up a heaping helping of history, science and bold truth.” – Dave Gardner, Director of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth

“In the face of the 6th great mass extinction, Man Swarm is a loud cry for help by the silent suffering wildlife as our growing population, with its inevitable consumption, drives them off the face of the earth. Man Swarm gives them a voice so that we can change before it is too late for them… and for us.” – Joyce Johnson – Filmmaker, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

“I love this book. It does not shy away from any of the issues that people find incendiary about discussing human overpopulation, like immigration and one child policies. This book proves it is neither difficult nor offensive to talk about lowering the number of people on the planet. Simply and without equivocation, Dave Foreman writes from the heart about the most important thing we can do to save the wild, and ourselves – stop the man swarm.” – Alexandra Paul, actor and population activist

5 Responses to “Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World”

  1. onnoMarch 15, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Africa has close to 20% of the worlds population, but produces only around 3% of the pollution.
    It is population + modern lifestyles that makes us swarm. If everyone was as poor as the the average African, we would not be consuming and polluting the world as we do today.


  2. Laura Carroll
    Laura CarrollMarch 16, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Yes, consumption is definitely part of it but population is the important piece of the equation…

  3. onno de jongMarch 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    overpopulation is a consequence of oversurvival.

    I was involved with direct actions Dave Forman helped initiate on the West Coast in 1983 and just wrote a book. I would like to send him a copy. Is he resident at the Rewinding Institute?


  4. SusanMay 10, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Orno, Dave is the Executive Director of the Rewilding Institute, and you can reach him at
    Best, Susan

  5. Laura Carroll
    Laura CarrollJune 23, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    Please email for how to mail your book to Dave!

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