Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution / Edition 1

Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution / Edition 1

by Caroline Fraser
     
 

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year

If environmental destruction continues at its current rate, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050-along with earth's life-support ecosystems, which provide food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change.

Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account

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Overview

A Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year

If environmental destruction continues at its current rate, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050-along with earth's life-support ecosystems, which provide food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change.

Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary crusade 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. A "methodical, lyrical" (Sacramento News & Review) story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, Rewilding the World offers hope for a richer, wilder future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312655419
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,366,993
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Fraser's first book, God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, was selected as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Outside magazine, among others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Predicta Moth 1

Part I Cores, Corridors, and Carnivores

1 Rewilding North America 17

Pluie

The Trouble with Islands

Rewilding in the Real World

"A Corridor in People's Minds"

2 The Problem With Predators 43

The Green Fire

The Problem with Predators

"Buy More Cats"

3 Corridors In Central and South America 62

Categories of Concern

The Path of the Panther

Fragments of Brazil

4 Reconnecting The Old World 79

The European Green Belt

A Problem Bear

The Rebirth of the Neusiedler See

Reclaiming Romania

The Accidental Corridor

Part II An Africa Without Fences

5 Peace Parks and Paper Parks 103

Corridors with Leverage

From Penitent Butchers to Paper Parks

"An Africa without Fences"

6 The Great Limpopo 129

The Elephant Problem

The People Problem

The Giriyondo Gate

The View from Cape Town

7 The Lubombo Transfrontier 156

Tembe

Breakthrough at Ndumo

8 Looking For Kaza 174

"It Looks Great on Paper"

Night Shift to Namibia

The Demon Croc

"The Elephants Are Going Home"

Part III Community Conservation: "Very Tricky"

9 The Conservancy Movement 203

Namibia's Experiment

Kenya and "the Government's Cattle"

The Cattle Ranch That Became a Conservancy

In the Northern Rangelands

Drought

10 The Tiger Moving Game 241

Royal Rhinos and Community Forests

The People's War

Goats, Guns, People

Looking for Tigers at Tiger Tops

The Cautionary Tale of Corcovado

Part IV "Sustainable Conservation"

11 Resurrection Ecology 281

From Curtis Prairie to Fresh Kills

Trade-Offs

Shifting Baselines and Pleistocene Rewilding

12 Costa Rica's Thousand-Year Vision 300

Large-Scale and Long-Term

The Parataxonomists

13 Regrowing Australia 321

Extreme Extinction

A Million Acres a Year

The Puzzle

Living in the Link

Conclusion: Only Connect 342

Notes 355

Acknowledgments 378

Index 383

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