Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue)
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|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2003|
Gr 3-8-Although Bortolotti supplies basic information such as physical characteristics of pandas and tigers, he emphasizes the threats to the animals' survival and ways their chances might be enhanced. Loss of habitat due to expanding human populations in Southeast Asia and China plus hunting account for much of the species' decline. Yet, conservationists and scientists are trying to ensure their future in various ways. Among the books' interesting features are profiles of some of these workers plus visits to areas where conservation programs are in place. Bortolotti doesn't minimize the obstacles, such as convincing practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine to find alternatives to cures made from tiger parts. An engaging writing style accompanied by stunning full-color photographs will hold readers' interest. Those who want to take action themselves can use a list of suggested Web sites at the end. These fascinating, readable accounts not only show children what is being done to save these animals, but also may encourage them to join the efforts.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Spectacular photos, informative maps and charts and up-to-the minute information... manages to convey hope, while being honest with young readers.
|Publisher: ||San Val|
|Dimensions: ||23.27 x 22.91 x 1.09 centimeters (0.46 kg)|