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by Jane Goodall
This is as much about people as animals, the dedicated few who risk life and limb trying to halt extinction and their stories make for fascinating reading. It’s not just scientists and naturalists on the front line, there are stories of ordinary people - like Hiroshi Hasegawa who has spent his life fighting for the survival of the Short-tailed Albatross; he started with no funding and with a pitiful number of birds still living but his amazing dedication has now ensured their future – a wonderful story. Jane Goodall has toured the world seeking out accounts like this - some species may be lost forever but there is a real fight on for others in danger.
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The incredible rapid rate at which various animals and plants are disappearing from the planet is shocking. Scientists currently believe that habitats across the globe are losing dozens of species every day. Jane Goodall, who has become one of the standard-bearers for animal conservation through her numerous books, television programmes and close work with animals, is nonetheless defiant - 'While there is life there is hope', she states in her introduction to this profound and inspirational book. In demanding natural and political environments conservationists risk their lives to save animals from the brink of extinction. Jane's unique access takes us inside these programmes, meeting first-hand a vast range of animals from Giant Pandas in China to the young generations of Whooping Cranes in Texas that are being taught new migration routes - led by human devotees in flying machines. Hope For Animals and Their World is a celebration of the great work being done to protect our wildlife for future generations. Goodall's message rings loud and clear: we must not give up.
Publication date: 24/12/2009
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
|Publication date:||24th December 2009|
|Publisher:||Icon Books Ltd|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
|Categories:||Wildlife: general interest,|