Editor Viqi Wagner has compiled several essays in a for-or-against sequence that debate four major questions. Is species extinction a serious threat? Is global warming endangering plant and animal species? Are international efforts to preserve endangered species effective? How should humans respond to species decline? With more than one intelligent viewpoint to consider, readers will have a lot to think about. They will use critical thinking skills to develop their own intelligent opinions. This resource is also excellent for report-writing and researching. Superb essay sources include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Environment News Service, and World Climate Report.
In this important book, biologist Jonathan S. Adams explains anexciting new approach to conservation. The main strategy behind itinvolves using the latest in conservation science along with the desiresof local communities to protect the places where people live and work.In this way, each small success moves conservationists closer towardcreating huge protected landscapes large enough to support animalslike bison and wolves. Only with freedom to roam through and betweenthese lands, using wilderness corridors, can such large animalsflourish.
As human populations have expanded in both size and living space over the centuries, different species of wildlife have begun to disappear at an alarming rate. As their habitats have been destroyed by human activity, animals have either had to adapt or face extinction.