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With twenty percent of the earth's species facing extinction by 2030, this striking atlas brings up to date the data on those that have been lost already, those that are threatened, and those that are surviving today. Vividly illustrated with full-color maps and detailed graphics, The Atlas of Endangered Species catalogs the inhabitants of a wide variety of ecosystems, including forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. It examines the major threats to biodiversity, from loss of habitat to hunting, and describes the steps being taken toward conservation. Copub: Myriad Editions
The Atlas of Endangered Animals
Alligator and Crocodile Rescue
Crocodilians is the scientific name for crocodiles, alligators, gharials and caimans. Collectively they area walking, breathing link to the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 240 million years ago. And they look even more fierce as long as a pickup truck, and with giant mouths full of razor-sharp teeth. Loathed for their eating habits and adored for their skins, alligators and crocodiles were hunted almost to extinction. But thanks to some creative conservation efforts the status of crocodilians has improved dramatically. Even though some populations are thriving, others are still at risk. Eight species remain on the endangered list, and some hover on the edge of extinction. Alligator and Crocodile Rescue profiles the major programs and people around the world who are active in the conservation efforts to help these animals: Rene Hedegaard founded Denmark's Krokodille Zoo, which breeds and cares for 70 crocs from 19 species Christine Brewton is a member of Louisiana Fur and Alligator Advisory Council, which actually protects wild gators and their habitat Yosapong Temsiripong is a conservationist from Thailand who works to introduce captive-bred Siamese crocodiles into the wild. Illustrated with 50 color photographs, Alligator and Crocodile Rescue covers the people, the issues and the challenges involved in preserving a future for endangered wildlife. About the Firefly Animal Rescue series: The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more. "These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts." - School Library Journal "Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language." - Booklist
Top 50 Reasons to Care about Elephants
Discusses elephanthant's ears, trunk and teeth, what they eat, their ancestors, the different kinds of elephants, and why they are on the endangered animals list.
Top 50 Reasons to Care about Polar Bears
Discusses the polar bears, their life cycle, diet, young, habitat, and reasons why they are endangered animals.
The Green Sea Turtle
The life and threat of extinction of an ancient marine reptile is the focus of THE GREEN SEA TURTLE: HELP SAVE THIS ENDANGERED SPECIES! Included are practical ways in which the reader can help preserve green sea turtles and their ocean habitat.
Endangered Animals of Antarctica and the Arctic
On every continent and in every ocean, there are animals that are in danger of dying out forever. Each book uses exciting nature photography and engaging text to explain this crucial issue. Readers are taken on a world tour of each continent's endangered species. The various factors affecting the near-extinct animals are described-including poaching, habitat loss, and climate change-along with explanations of what is being done to help alleviate the problem.