Endangered Species


Author: Sean Sheehan
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 162513391X
Category: Endangered species
Page: 49
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Written in British English, Did you know that a quarter of all mammals, half of all insects and reptiles, and nearly three-quarters of all flowering plants are endangered? Some scientists predict that, if we do nothing, half of all species alive today will be extinct by 2100. This book looks at the many animals and plants that have become endangered through hunting, poaching, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. It also discusses the steps conservationists are taking to protect threatened species.

Endangered Animals

A Reference Guide to Conflicting Issues
Author: Richard P. Reading,Brian Miller
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308161
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Presents unique case studies of 49 endangered species, which provide students with the conflicting issues surrounding conservation efforts.

Endangered animals of the rain forests


Author: Sandra Uchitel,Serge Michaels
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780843129946
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes the characteristics of tropical rain forests, examines the plight of its endangered animals, and discusses how readers can help save these threatened areas.

Wild Echoes

Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America
Author: Charles Bergman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252071256
Category: Nature
Page: 325
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An environmentalist and photographer chronicles the nation's most endangered species, searching them out with his camera to document their life in the wild, presenting such rare creatures as the California condors, manatees, the Florida panther, and others. (Biology & Natural History)

Encyclopedia of Endangered Species


Author: Mary Emanoil
Publisher: Gale Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 1230
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Describes endangered mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, and plants

Endangered Species Recovery

Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process
Author: Tim Clark,Richard Reading,Alice Clarke
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610914000
Category: Nature
Page: 461
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Endangered Species Recovery presents case studies of prominent species recovery programs in an attempt to explore and analyze their successes, failures, and problems, and to begin to find ways of improving the process. It is the first effort to engage social scientists as well as biologists in a wide-ranging analysis and discussion of endangered species conservation, and provides valuable insight into the policy and implementation framework of species recovery programs. The book features a unique integration of case studies with theory, and provides sound, practical ideas for improving endangered species policy implementation.

Endangered Species Act

Many Recommendations Have Been Implemented, But Some Issues Remain Unresolved
Author: Robin Nazzaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143791294X
Category:
Page: 215
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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 protects plant and animal species that are either facing extinction or are likely to face extinction in the foreseeable future and protects the ecosystems upon which they depend. It includes provisions for listing species that need protection, designating habitat deemed critical to a species' survival, developing recovery plans, and protecting species against harm. Over the last 10 years, the auditor has reported on many of the major program areas of the ESA -- listing, critical habitat, recovery, and the consultation process by which fed. agencies ensure that their actions do not cause harm to listed species. This report discusses recommend. that have and have not been implemented. Charts and tables.

Endangered Pandas


Author: John Crossingham,Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778718581
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces the characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of pandas, and discusses the reasons they are endangered.

Biodiversity

Conserving Endangered Species
Author: Anne Elizabeth Maczulak
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816071977
Category: Nature
Page: 216
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Discusses the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the effects of pollution and its relation to climate change, the importance of biodiversity, and the need to save endangered and threatened species.

Restoration of Endangered Species

Conceptual Issues, Planning and Implementation
Author: Marlin L. Bowles,Christopher J. Whelan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521574228
Category: Nature
Page: 412
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As the human impact on the earth leads to ever increasing environmental degradation, the restoration of dwindling populations of numerous plant and animal species has become urgent. In this volume, contributors examine the conceptual, planning, and applied aspects of recovery of rare or endangered species. It is unique in its treatment of both plants and animals, and in its presentation of scientific approaches to implemented restorations. Experts report on the restoration efforts and plans for the restoration of a wide variety of species including the dune thistle, lakeside daisy, woodland caribou, kit fox, and black-footed ferret and end with a broad overview, suggesting future opportunities and problems.

Endangered Animals


Author: Jan Sovak
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486467937
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
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What do the wild yak and the chimpanzee have in common? The same thing as the cheetah and the sloth: Their populations are dwindling. This beautifully illustrated coloring book spotlights 30 endangered species — from the marine environment of sea otters, manatees, and humpback whales to the jungle worlds of tigers, gorillas, and orangutans. A variety of magnificent birds facing extinction is also depicted — from whooping cranes to ivory-billed woodpeckers. With a description for each creature, plus habitat information, this guide is an entertaining way to get kids involved in environmental issues.

Endangered

Biodiversity on the Brink
Author: Mitch Tobin
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 467
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For nearly seven years, Tobin reported from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles. He criss-crossed the Southwest - America's hottest, driest and fastest-growing region - in search of wildlife driven to the brink of extinction and solutions to the crisis. Tobin discovered that this region, with its urban sprawl, wasteful water use and vulnerability to climate change, provides a snapshot of the issues facing species throughout the world. He also advocates a set of innovative policies that can preserve the species and wild places that sustain the population.

Private Property and the Endangered Species Act

Saving Habitats, Protecting Homes
Author: Jason F. Shogren
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292777378
Category: Nature
Page: 153
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Our whole nation benefits from the preservation of natural habitats and their diversity of animal and plant species—yet small groups of private landowners often bear most of the costs of setting land aside for conservation purposes. This imbalance has generated many conflicts since the passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973 and remains one of the most controversial issues to be resolved as the ESA makes its way through Congress for reauthorization. To provide policy makers, landowners, and other stakeholders in the ESA debates with impartial baseline information, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on the role that private property plays in protecting endangered species in the United States. The opening chapter traces the evolution of the ESA and set forth the parameters of the debate over regulation of private property. Four subsequent chapters explore the judicial and economic implications of ESA and suggest how issues of scale and diversity affect the implementation of the ESA on private property. The volume concludes with eight principles to help frame the ongoing ESA reauthorization debate, developed by the University of Wyoming's Institute for Environment and Natural Resources Policy Board, the sponsor of the research presented in this book.

Endangered


Author: Tim Flach
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683351150
Category: Nature
Page: 300
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In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world—to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas to the great coral reefs—Flach has constructed a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges. Among them are primates coping with habitat loss, big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, elephants hunted for their ivory, and numer­ous bird species taken as pets. With eminent zoologist Jonathan Baillie providing insightful commentary on this ambitious project, Endangered unfolds as a series of vivid, interconnected stories that pose gripping moral dilemmas, unforgettably expressed by more than 180 of Flach’s incred­ible images.

Endangered!

Exploring a World at Risk
Author: R. D. E. MacPhee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780913424209
Category: Nature
Page: 64
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Endangered


Author: Eliot Schrefer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545470013
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos -- and herself -- from a violent coup. Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live. In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.

Endangered Species of the World


Author: Jane Bourke
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
ISBN: 1863976205
Category: Endangered species
Page: 56
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Self-contained research activities based on endangered and threatened animal species around the world.