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Elephant Rescue
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"I just want to make sure there are elephants around for generations to enjoy, like I have."

In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant's future is still uncertain.

Elephant Rescue traces the efforts of individuals and organizations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments. One innovative program described is green hunting. Sport hunters who once shot and killed elephants are now given the opportunity to use tranquilizers. The animal suffers no harm and accompanying researchers can fit these elephants with a radio collar for further studies.

The book also covers:

  • How elephants live
  • Ways elephants protect their families
  • Elephants' astonishingly intricate behavior
  • Physiology, life span, diet and more.

Elephant Rescue is a fascinating book about how people and elephants can thrive in a shared environment.

About the Firefly Animal Rescue series:

The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning colorphotographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

"These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."
- School Library Journal

"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
- Booklist

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About the Author

Jody Morgan is a biologist, writer and editor. Her work appears in many magazines including Harrowsmith and Equinox. She was the project editor for the book Mammals of North America.

Reviews

Useful and informative... tells the story of these magnificent animals and their fight to remain viable. review of series: Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating. -- Ruie Chehak "Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) Chosen as one of the 'Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005' by Science Books and Films. [review of series:] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating. -- Ruie Chehak "Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) Award winning... beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation... excellent resource.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) Stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.--Cyndi Suite"School Library Journal" (05/01/2005) This book will go a long way to educating... of one of the world's most intelligent and fascinating creatures.--Gillian Richardson"Canadian Materials" (02/01/2005) Beautifully reproduced color photos... clear, direct text... urgent message about conservation with a close-up-view of elephant physiology, behavior, and habitat.--Hazel Rochman"Booklist" (02/15/2005) Facts about elephants are interspersed with chapters about dedicated individuals and groups... straightforward, no-nonsense approach... an invaluable resource.--Deborah Wiles"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (03/13/2005) [review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.--Ruie Chehak"Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) Chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films. Useful and informative... tells the story of these magnificent animals and their fight to remain viable in a world that constantly encroaches on their environment. Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) Illustrated fast fact section... stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals inn the field and laboratory working to save these animals... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.--Cyndi Suite"School Library Journal" (05/01/2005) Exceptionally packaged with wonderful color photographs and supplemental information.--Maria Forte"Resource Links" (04/01/2005) Chapters devoted to facts about elephants are interspersed with chapters about dedicated individuals and groups... Written with a straightforward, no-nonsense approach... an invaluable resource.--Deborah Wiles"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (03/13/2005) With its up-to-date data complimented by color photographs, this book will go a long way to educating young readers, as well as adults, about the fate of one of the world's most intelligent and fascinating creatures.--Gillian Richardson"Canadian Materials" (02/01/2005) This book is an excellent source of information about an endangered species.--Willima H. Adams"Science Books and Films" (11/01/2005) With beautifully reproduced color photos, many of them full-page, and a clear, direct text, this spaciously designed photo-essay in the Firefly Animal Rescue series combines an urgent message about conservation with a close-up view of elephant physiology, behavior, and habitat in Africa and Asia.--Hazel Rochman"Booklist" (02/15/2005)

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