Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife
By (author) Pamela Hickman
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Turtle Rescue by Pamela Hickman
Book DescriptionTurtles are facing the greatest challenge in their evolutionary history, and there are too few people out there who are fighting hard to save them. Turtles evolved about 200 million years ago, even before dinosaurs. Today they are found everywhere, from tropical rainforests to deserts, in freshwater, in saltwater and on land. But turtles are under attack, and populations are in decline. Areas of southeast Asia have lost up to 80 percent of their freshwater turtles in the past 10 years because of the high demand for them as food as well as the pollution from the manufacture of cosmetics and traditional medicines. Habitat destruction, fishing nets and the pet trade threaten turtles even more. Turtle Rescue covers the conservation efforts of governments, scientists, conservationists and turtle lovers to protect these creatures and ensure their survival. The author covers the major threats to turtle populations and describes what is being done to protect them. Measures include protecting nesting grounds, turtle farming and captive breeding, and persuading people that medicine made from turtles is of questionable worth. A list of organizations devoted to saving turtle species around the world is included for those who want to help. 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 color photographs, 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552979167
(228mm x 228mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Pamela Hickman
Birds of Prey Rescue, Hardback (April 2013)
Firefly Animal Rescue is a series about endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Each book introduces readers to a featured animal, explains the threats it is facing, and explores efforts to protect it
It's Moving Day!, Paperback / softback (April 2013)
An engaging and informative introduction to woodland animals in their habitats.
Kids Canadian Plant Book, Paperback / softback (March 2012)
This book in the Kids Canadian Nature Series offers information, projects and amazing facts to get kids actively involved in learning about plants in Canada.
Kids Canadian Tree Book, Paperback / softback (February 2011)» View all books by Pamela Hickman
This book in the Kids Canadian Nature Series offers information, projects and amazing facts to get kids actively involved in learning about trees in Canada.
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Author Biography - Pamela Hickman
Pamela Hickman has published over 30 nature books for children. She has an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Biology and served as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists' education coordinator for seven years.
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