Meant to Be Wild: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species through Captive Breeding

Meant to Be Wild: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species through Captive Breeding

by Jan Deblieu
     
 

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Jan DeBlieu's landmark work on captive breeding is a riveting analysis of one of the most controversial issues of our time.

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Jan DeBlieu's landmark work on captive breeding is a riveting analysis of one of the most controversial issues of our time.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Reports on a variety of projects to protect endangered animals and birds. Illustrations. (Oct.)
Library Journal
While renewed interest in protecting the environment has given us a new surge in materials on this topic, DeBlieu's book is noteworthy for being meticulously detailed, yet very readable. Concentrating on wildlife conservation measures in North America, the author begins with a moving account of efforts to protect the red wolf and then chronicles attempts to preserve other endangered species through captive breeding and release. Although definitely biased on the side of conservation, DeBlieu's arguments are unemotional and factual. She makes a strong plea for commitment of money, resources, and time, but reminds us several times of the more pressing need to preserve whole ecosystems and to change lifestyles and attitudes. The book's organization is scattered but doesn't detract from DeBlieu's clear purpose or message. This is highly recommended. (Photos, bibliography, index not seen.)-- Edell Marie Peters, Brookfield P.L., Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555911669
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Jan DeBlieu first became interested in ecology and conservation while attending the University of Delaware. During the past 20 years, her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. In the course of her work she has traveled extensively across North America and has spent time with wildlife biologist in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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