An Atlas of Endangered Species
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Her interest stems from a childhood growing up in and around the Isle of Wight Zoo, which specialises in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-circus and pet trade animals. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation. An Atlas of Endangered Species shows us that the battle is on for their survival - and we all have a part to play. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. Megan's enthusiasm for biodiversity and passion to save endangered species from extinction shines throughout.
An Atlas of Endangered Animals' is a beautifully illustrated, fascinating and important document of an incredible world at risk, and, just maybe, a handbook for restoring it.Drawing from the testimony of scientists, conservationists and rangers, this beautiful and important volume explores the countless extraordinary species facing extinction and maps a hopeful path to changing our perception and appreciation of the natural world. This book takes just 20 of these amazing creatures, from the 'celebrities' of the red list – the tigers, the northern white rhino, the kakapo – to the lesser-known, and sometimes lesser loved ones, and paints a portrait of them, their world, and the people trying to protect them. Pretty sound balance in coupling her own experiences with the essential facts for each of the species that are covered. I thought the book is well made its lovely, its nicely presented with further details on the subject and with the added Megan's experiences etc. She most recently presented Springwatch, alongside Chris Packham, and is the founder of The Self-Isolating Bird Club on twitter, and co-founder of Wildlife Rebellion.
I listened so I didn't see the dyslexia friendly version of the book but I thought this was brilliant, something that had never occurred to me. The diversity of life on earth is astounding, with each species perfectly adapted to its environment. There are currently 41,415 listed endangered vertebrate species, and over 16,000 of them are threatened with extinction. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.This book takes just 20 of these amazing creatures, from the 'celebrities' of the red list - the tigers, the northern white rhino, the kakapo - to the lesser-known, and sometimes lesser loved ones, and paints a portrait of them, their world, and the people trying to protect them. A keen photographer, in 2019 she was appointed as the coordinator and judge of Young Bird Photographer of the Year.
Sharks can navigate the ocean using electromagnetic fields; sloths use algae as camouflage; albatross can fly for hours without beating their wings; and orca pods each have unique cultures and languages. Beautifully written, capturing the wonder and personality of each creature, big and small perfectly. With a third mass extinction on our doorstep, it's also very timely, and I'm delighted to see that it's been written by one of the foremost of the generation of new, young naturalists that are helping to change our perception and appreciation of the natural world. Vividly presented through full-colour maps and graphics, this fully revised and updated atlas profiles species lost, threatened and surviving today. Megan McCubbin reveals the stories of the scientists, rangers and conservationists who are fighting to save these extraordinary creatures from extinction.