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Rewilding the World

Dispatches From The Conservation Revolution

By Caroline Fraser

A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world’s most endangered species and landscapes—the last best hope for preserving our natural home

Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming extinction of thousands of species, from tigers and polar bears to rare flowers, birds, and insects. If the destruction continues, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050—and with them earth’s life-support ecosystems that provide our food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change.

Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary campaign to confront this crisis: rewilding. Breathtaking in scope and ambition, rewilding aims to save species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe’s former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond. 

An inspiring story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, Rewilding the World offers hope for a richer, wilder future.

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Format: Book
Author: Fraser, Caroline
Summary: Fraser offers the first definitive account about rewilding--a visionary campaign to confront the looming extinction of thousands of species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe's former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond.
Title: Rewilding the world : dispatches from the conservation revolution / Caroline Fraser.
Publisher Date: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Subject: Endangered species Restoration ecology Biodiversity conservation
Isbn: 9780805078268 0805078266
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Format: Book
Author: Fraser, Caroline
Summary: Fraser offers the first definitive account about rewilding--a visionary campaign to confront the looming extinction of thousands of species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe's former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond.
Title: Rewilding the world : dispatches from the conservation revolution / Caroline Fraser.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Description: xii, 400 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Endangered species
Subjects: Restoration ecology
Subjects: Biodiversity conservation
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-377) and index.
Contents: The Predicta Moth -- Pt. 1: CORES, CORRIDORS, AND CARNIVORES. Rewilding North America: Pluie -- The trouble with islands -- Rewilding in the real world -- "A corridor in people's minds" -- The problem with predators: The green fire -- "Buy more cats" -- Corridors in Central and South America: Categories for concern -- The path of the panther -- Fragments of Brazil -- Reconnecting in the Old World: The European green belt -- A problem bear -- The rebirth of the Neusiedler See -- Reclaiming Romania -- The accidental corridor -- Pt. 2: AN AFRICA WITHOUT FENCES. Peace parks and paper parks: Corridors with leverage -- From penitent butchers to paper parks -- "An Africa without fences" -- The great Limpopo: The elephant problem -- The people problem -- The Giriyondo Gate -- The view from Cape Town -- The Lumbombo transfrontier: Tembe -- Breakthrough at Ndumo -- Looking for KAZA: "It looks great on paper" -- Night shift to Namibia -- The demon croc -- "The elephants are going home" -- Pt. 3: COMMUNITY CONSERVATION: VERY TRICKY." The conservancy moment: Namibia's experiment -- Kenya and "the government's cattle" -- The cattle ranch that became a conservancy -- In the northern rangelands -- Drought -- The tiger moving game: Royal rhinos and community forests -- The people's war -- Goats, guns, people -- Looking for tigers at Tiger Tops -- The cautionary tale of Corcovado -- Pt. 4: SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION. Resurrection ecology: From Curtis Prairie to fresh kills -- Trade-offs -- Shifting baselines and pleistocene rewilding -- Costa Rica's thousand-year vision: Large-scale and long-term -- The parataxonomists -- Regrowing Australia: Extreme extinction -- A million acres a year -- The puzzle -- Living in the link -- Conclusion: ONLY CONNECT.
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ISBN: 9780805078268
ISBN: 0805078266
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