How to Save a Species
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Endangered
Sep 15, 2014
8.5 x 11 x 0.19 in
Owlkids Books Inc.
Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Express (Non-Fiction) Award 2015, Short-listed
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens (starred selection) 2015, Short-listed
How to Save a Species brings readers as close as they may ever get to some of the most endangered animals and plants on earth. Highlighting the efforts of scientists, communities and campaign groups, it includes astonishing success stories of species that have been saved from the edge of extinction, as well as urgent cases needing instant action.
With a logbook-style layout and full-color photographs throughout, the book profiles 17 of the world’s 100 most endangered species, as identified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – a list reflecting research from thousands of experts from around the world, including co-author Dr. Jonathan Baillie. (The full list is provided at the back of the book.)
Readers will delve into the world of animals and plants both rare and interesting, such as the humpback whale, spoon-billed sandpiper, wild yam, and pygmy three-toed sloth. They will come away with a newfound understanding of the cooperative work and action plans needed from both scientists and citizens to protect animals from extinction.
DR. JONATHAN BAILLIE is Conservation Programmes Director at the Zoological Society of London, where he is responsible for conservation projects focusing on threatened species in more than 30 countries. In January of 2006 he founded the EDGE of Existence program, which focuses on Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species. Dr. Baillie has also contributed to some of the most influential documents on the status of the world’s species, including the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the WWF Living Planet Report. He lives in London, England.
ELLEN BUTCHER works for the Zoological Society of London. She worked on a team that published a new list of the species closest to extinction called Priceless or Worthless.