Turtle Rescue Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife by Pamela Hickman
  

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Turtle Rescue Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife by Pamela Hickman

Turtles 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

Reviews

Turtle Rescue is a simple book packed full of data, colour photographs and ideas. It is well written and easy to digest. A great book for students completing science-related projects. The book looks like it is for the younger crowd but would be useful as a subject starter for students in the older grades. Turtle Rescue is a simple book packed full of data, colour photographs and ideas. It is well written and easy to digest. A great book for students completing science-related projects. The book looks like it is for the younger crowd but would be useful as a subject starter for students in the older grades.--Philip Mills PaperTigers.org (12/01/2006)

About the Author

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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Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Pamela Hickman
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Publisher

Publication date

29th November 2004

ISBN

9781552979150

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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