Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink
At a time when animal species are becoming extinct on every continent and we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, Jane Goodall, one of the world's most renowned scientists, brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that have made her a bestselling author, Goodall-along with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard-shares fascinating survival stories about the American Crocodile, the California Condor, the Black-Footed Ferret, and more; all formerly endangered species and species once on the verge of extinction whose populations are now being regenerated.
Interweaving her own first-hand experiences in the field with the compelling research of premier scientists, Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of these beloved species. At once a celebration of the animal kingdom and a passionate call to arms, HOPE FOR ANIMALS THEIR WORLD presents an uplifting, hopeful message for the future of animal-human coexistence.
Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Nanchang. There are about six hundred groups in all. And the story of the Loess Plateau is another reason for hope. It is an area approximately the size of France in the northwest of China. It is home to about ninety million people who were, for many long years, trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty and environmental destruction that only got worse as time went on. For years, the Loess Plateau was considered the most eroded place on earth. The almost miraculous
extinct?? I am really thankful our U.S. government wasn’t around to offer grants to keep the dinosaur from becoming extinct. One half million dollars to save a bug when millions of humans are homeless and hungry. We should be ashamed!” Then someone named J had this to say: “Now I have heard it all! I am getting so sick of our ‘fine’ government making kindergarten decisions like this! We need to save our humans that are inflicted with cancer and other life threatening illnesses before we care
treacherous terrain and dangling from ropes,” he told me. (The dramatic story of saving the kakapo, the only flightless parrot in the world, is told on our Web site.) (Margaret Shepard) Don Merton, who has worked so hard to protect island birds, told me that most of all he loved “the ultimate challenge—fighting to save the last few individuals of a unique life-form. The black robin is one of New Zealand’s living treasures… I felt a massive responsibility to current and future generations to save
share here. Hiroshi Hasegawa assures us that not only is the population on Torishima still increasing in numbers, but the new Japanese breeding grounds are working out really well with many nests, and many chicks fledging. But what is truly wonderful is that in December 2010 two pairs of the short-tailed albatross were observed nesting in small islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. For years, seabird workers had been using decoys to try and lure mating pairs to nest in the archipelago. Then
great horned owl and the golden eagle. In the Midwest, 70 percent of all nests in 2000 were in or near cities, many of them on power plants. Bridges are also favorite nesting structures. In Europe, too, wild peregrines have recently moved into cities. Over the years, individual falcons have proved of enormous interest to people. It is now common for a video monitor to be rigged up overlooking a peregrine nest so the public can keep up with the latest developments, and Web sites have