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An Atlas of Endangered Species

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Packed full of wonderful pictures and deep insights into the lives of the beautiful plants and creatures the planet is in grave danger of losing - don't miss this book! The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Although the book was excellent I found myself feeling a bit doom and gloom after reading it, especially as I finished it a day after the UK PM pushing back on some of the UK green commitments. Megan McCubbin reveals the stories of the scientists, rangers and conservationists who are fighting to save these extraordinary creatures from extinction.

An Atlas of Endangered Animals' is a beautifully illustrated, fascinating and important document of an incredible world at risk, and, just maybe, a handbook for restoring it. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Beautifully written, capturing the wonder and personality of each creature, big and small perfectly. There are currently 41,415 listed endangered species, and over 16,000 of them are threatened with extinction. Much like her presenting style, Megan McCubbin's writing has an effortless appeal to a diverse audience, from the curious child to the most seasoned of conservationists.

Megan's enthusiasm for biodiversity and passion to save endangered species from extinction shines throughout. Sharks can navigate the ocean using electromagnetic fields; sloths use algae as camouflage; albatross can fly for hours without beating their wings; and orca pods each have unique cultures and languages.

Also included is one plant species, an orchid, making me aware of the practice of plant poaching, which is making many species of plant similarly in danger of extinction. It examines different ecosystems, the major threats to their inhabitants and steps being taken towards conservation.There are currently 41,415 listed endangered vertebrate species, and over 16,000 of them are threatened with extinction. An Atlas of Endangered Species is a masterpiece of scientific communication - Dr Ruth Tingay, Co-Director, Wild Justice You may also be interested in. Pretty sound balance in coupling her own experiences with the essential facts for each of the species that are covered.

Megan does seem to try not to paint too bleak a picture, but I’m afraid I was left feeling that despite the courageous work of the many individuals that she introduces us to in the book, who are fighting to preserve the featured species, it is all ultimately going to prove to be too little, too late.A keen photographer, in 2019 she was appointed as the coordinator and judge of Young Bird Photographer of the Year.

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