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Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink

Jane Goodall, Thane Maynard & Gail Hudson.
Publisher Grand Central  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780446581783
Pages/Publication Date 403/2011
Daedalus Item Code 41953
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With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall—along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard—shares survival stories about the American crocodile, the California condor, the black-footed ferret, and other formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated.

"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 [Jane] 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."—Publishers Weekly

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