Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

Julie Scardina, Jeff Flocken

Language: English

Pages: 264

ISBN: 0762443197

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

With one-third of known species being threatened with extinction, wildlife conservationists are some of the most important heroes on the planet, and Wildlife Heroes profiles the work of 40 of the leading conservationists and the animals and causes they are committed to saving, such as Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari Maathai (habitat loss). Since we all should have an interest in conservation, there is a chapter providing information on ways people can get involved and make a difference. Chapter introductions are by author Kuki Gallmann, actor Ted Danson, actress Stefanie Powers, Congressman Jay Inslee, and TV personality Jack Hanna.

Animal Behavior: Mechanism, Development, Function, and Evolution

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

Bearded Tit

Heroic Measures

Animal Signals (Ecology and Evolution)















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Occur, and many of the threats to the lions’ survival. After spending so much time with lions, one would think she’d take seeing them in stride. But no, Bhalla says. “Each time I see them is thrilling for me, as if each time is the first time I’ve ever seen lions in the wild.” In order to conduct her work, Shivani lives most of the year in an eight-by-seven-foot tent, with no electricity or running water—or protection from wild neighbors. “Visitors to the camp are surprised when they see we are in.

Selling firewood, certifying beef, and breeding only for the cheetahs but also for the people who dogs—all in the name of cheetah conservation. But live beside them.” this wide range of innovative conservation schemes Marker’s life with cheetahs began in 1974 when is a testament to her adaptive and highly successful she took a job at a wildlife park in Oregon, running approach to conservation. “It’s all about being the veterinary clinic. Almost immediately she took 95.

Dedicated to the preservation and research of crane species worldwide. “Of all the things I have done in my life, including helping cranes in the wild around the world and meeting many fascinating people, founding ICF has been by far my greatest contribution to the future survival of cranes,” states Archibald. Partly through this organization, people all over the world are coordinating information and efforts. “If conservation programs continue and grow, all crane species should thrive.” Those.

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