Meant to be Wild: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breeding

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Fulcrum Pub., 1991 - Nature - 302 pages
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Every year as many as 17,500 animal and plant species disappear from the face of the earth. In desperation, biologists have turned to raising rare animals in cages for releasing back into the wild. But to what extent are we altering the nature of wild creatures to save them from extinction? Here is a riveting analysis of a controversial issue. Photographs and illustrations.

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While renewed interest in protecting the environment has given us a new surge in materials on this topic, DeBlieu's book is noteworthy for being meticulously detailed, yet very readable. Concentrating ... Read full review

Contents

THE WOLVES OF ALLIGATOR RIVER I RETURN TO THE EAST
3
THE FIRST SPRING
15
RESCUE MISSION
29
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About the author (1991)

Jan DeBlieu first became interested in ecology and conservation while attending the University of Delaware. During the past 20 years, her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. In the course of her work she has traveled extensively across North America and has spent time with wildlife biologist in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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