Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution

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Macmillan, Dec 22, 2009 - Nature - 400 pages
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A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world’s most endangered species and landscapes—the last best hope for preserving our natural home

Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming extinction of thousands of species, from tigers and polar bears to rare flowers, birds, and insects. If the destruction continues, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050—and with them earth’s life-support ecosystems that provide our food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change.

Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary campaign to confront this crisis: rewilding. Breathtaking in scope and ambition, rewilding aims to save species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe’s former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond. 

An inspiring story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, Rewilding the World offers hope for a richer, wilder future.

  

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Review: Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution

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"The environment is the economy. No problem -- not poverty, not climate change, not the economic downturn -- can be addressed without simultaneously restoring the systems that are life itself." This ... Read full review

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Inspirational! Conservation has often come across as being exclusively about rescuing, as in fighting against a clock that is slowly ticking in the direction of biological doom. However, in "Rewilding ... Read full review

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Caroline Fraser's first book, God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, was selected as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Outside magazine, among others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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