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With the resurgence of red wolves and California condors, there is good news on the species front, as chronicled in this collection of success stories by renowned chimp researcher Goodall. Section one recounts the revival of six mammal and bird species, including Mongolian miniature horses and Australian wallabies, that became extinct in the wild but are being reintroduced to their natural habitat through captive breeding. Section two describes efforts to bring species back from near extinction, among them Brazil's golden lion tamarin and the North American whooping crane. Section three details continuing efforts to preserve 11 species, including the giant pandas of China, whose bamboo diet is disappearing, and the Asian vultures of India, whose disastrous population drop—from a reported 87 million birds to 27 breeding pairs in 2006—has led to a dramatic rise in disease incubated by putrefying cattle carcasses once scavenged by the carrion-loving birds. Goodall is no Pollyanna about species reclamation—she acknowledges that there have been more losses than gains—but these accounts of conservation success are inspirational. (Sept. 2)
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"These accounts of conservation success are inspirational." --Publisher's Weekly
"Goodall's intimate writing style and sense of wonder pull the reader into each account... The mix of personal and scientific makes for a compelling read." --Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I purchased this book on the kindle for my 11 year old daughter. She loves to read. She says this book was very interesting with lots of facts. She said she learned a lot.Published 5 months ago by SuzieQ50
Awesome book! Dr. Goodall did a great job! I didn't want to put it down!Published 5 months ago by Matt
Love this book. It rekindled my love and hope for Earth's endangered species.Published 13 months ago by shane storm
Get to know how we saved some species from the brink of extinction. But also see how the hope for many of our species solely depends on some devoted people, while realising that... Read morePublished 14 months ago by RSKuipers
This book tells about endangered species and how different groups are trying to save them from extinction. Educational and interesting, too.Published 17 months ago by Hazelnut
Jane Goodall's book is a keeper. It is a fine present for anyone interested in animals and the natural world. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John L. Donaldson
I love this book, Jane writes so beautiful. very interesting.
If you are interest in conservation success stories this is a must book to read.
This is a wonderful book by a wonderful lady. Cant wait to share this book with other people at work.Published on February 6, 2013 by Shelby Carlos