Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

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Running Press, Mar 6, 2012 - Nature - 264 pages
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With one-third of known species being threatened with extinction, wildlife conservationists are some of the most important heroes on the planet, and Wildlife Heroes profiles the work of 40 of the leading conservationists and the animals and causes they are committed to saving, such as Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari Maathai (habitat loss). Since we all should have an interest in conservation, there is a chapter providing information on ways people can get involved and make a difference. Chapter introductions are by author Kuki Gallmann, actor Ted Danson, actress Stefanie Powers, Congressman Jay Inslee, and TV personality Jack Hanna.
 

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Here, Scardina (animal ambassador, SeaWorld) and Flocken (director, D.C. office, International Fund for Animal Welfare) profile conservationists and the endangered species they work to save. Each ... Read full review

Contents

BELINDA
18
ROGÉRIO CUNHA DE PAULA
29
LUKE DOLLAR
39
RAOUL DU TOIT
49
82
55
African Elephants
100
Amazon River Dolphin
122
Great Whales
140
FELICITY ARENGO South American Flamingos
171
WORKING ON THE MOST CRITICAL WILDLIFE ISSUES
198
INTRODUCTION by Jay Inslee 226 SYLVIA EARLE Ocean Degradation
199
KASSIE SIEGEL Climate Change 232 EDGARDO GRIFFITH Amphibian Decline
202
GRACE GE GABRIEL Wildlife Consumption 238 STEVE GALSTER Wildlife Trade
208
JUDY ST LEGER Wildlife Disease 244 MAY BERENBAUM Pollinator Decline
214
WANGARI MAATHAI Habitat Loss
220
WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
250

Giant River Otter
146
WORKING IN THE SKY AND CANOPY
152
INTRODUCTION by Stefanie Powers 177 SIEW TE WONG Sun Bear
153
ALISON JOLLY Lemurs 182 DEBORAH TABART Koala
156
MERLIN TUTTLE Bats 187 GEORGE ARCHIBALD Cranes
161
ROSAMIRA GUILLEN Cottontop Tamarin 192 MARC ANCRENAZ Bornean Orangutan
166
INTRODUCTION by Jack Hanna 254 DEEPER COMMITMENT
251
DOING YOUR PART 256 SUPPORT THE WORK
253
THE HEROES
256
Acknowledgments 263 Photo Credits
263
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Julie Scardina is the Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove Animal Ambassador. She serves on the board of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and is actively involved with several other conservation organizations including the World Wildlife Fund. Julie has appeared on Larry King Live and Dr. Oz . She is a monthly guest on the Today Show and a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as she has for the past 14 years.

Jeff Flocken is the DC Office Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). He also works on campaigns conserving whales, polar bears, elephants, lions, and a variety of other species through this position. Jeff worked for five years as an International Affairs Specialist in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Division of International Conservation. He lives in Arlington, VA.

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