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9781552975978

Frog Rescue Changing The Future For Endangered Wildlife

Frog Rescue Changing The Future For Endangered Wildlife
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  • ISBN-13: 9781552975978
  • ISBN: 1552975975
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

AUTHOR

Crepeau, Pierre, Nguyen, My-Trang, Hamilton, Garry

SUMMARY

Watching my three-year-old son chase a frog recently it struck me how these odd creatures help put so many of us in touch with the natural world. Why, then, are we so focussed on animals like pandas and whales -- animals few people ever encounter -- when it comes to the fight to save endangered species? One reason is that frog conservation simple doesn't get a lot of attention. While researching Frog Rescue I quickly realized there is no justification for this. Frogs are arguably far more fascinating than many of the larger species that normally hog the spotlight. Ever heard of the gastric brooding frogs of Australia-frogs that hatch their eggs in their stomachs? And they're also now the central characters in a worldwide conservation drama featuring mysterious deformities, sudden extinctions and hair-raising species recovery programs. In this book you'll meet some of the people who are devoting their entire life's work to the behind-the-scenes challenges of frog conservation. You get introduced to some of the science behind understanding frog declines. You'll also get an up-close look at some projects that are attempting to save individual species in various corners of the globe. As these examples will demonstrate, bringing frogs back from the brink of extinction often involves a Herculean battle against time and the elements. And even then there is no guarantee of success. If you're like me you'll take this journey into frog conservation and come away with a new sense for why we need to start rethinking how we treat the world around us. And you'll never look at a frog in the same way again.Crepeau, Pierre is the author of 'Frog Rescue Changing The Future For Endangered Wildlife', published 2004 under ISBN 9781552975978 and ISBN 1552975975.

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