Rhino Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife
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Rhino Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

by Garry Hamilton
     
 

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Firefly Animal Rescue is a series about endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Each book introduces readers to a featured animal, explains the threats it is facing, and explores efforts to protect it
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Firefly Animal Rescue is a series about endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Each book introduces readers to a featured animal, explains the threats it is facing, and explores efforts to protect it

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Camera - Laura Nell
A joy to read because they carry a message of hope... told in a clear, engaging fashion.
Green Teacher - Debra Bridgman
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.
Resource Links - Heather Empey
The pictures throughout the book are wonderful... The index and fast-facts sections are especially helpful... Overall, a very well-presented and informative book.
St John's Telegram - Lynn Barter
These books have a lot of punch, not just in content, but in the presentation... magnificent color photography.
BC Parent - Elizabeth Shaffer
Plenty of vivid color photographs, maps, timelines, resources, and fast paced and informative text keep young readers interested and aid them in understanding the complex issues surrounding endangered species and their environment.
Wildlife Activist
Document past and present efforts to stave off extinction... beautifully illustrated Firefly Series. It is good stuff.
Library Media Connection - Ruie Chehak
[review of series:] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.
INFOLINK
This book outlines the threats to the alligators and crocodiles. It tells about the people and programs around the world who are involved in preserving the future for these endangered animals. The colorful photos are clear and students can glean much information for reports or pleasure reading. Fasts facts. index, and How you can help are included.
INFOLINK - Pauline Lurie
In 1984, in an attempt to stop slaughter of black rhinos in Zimbabwe, Operation Stronghold was launched which allowed park rangers to shoot poachers on sight. Over the next 10 years, 178 suspected poachers and 4 game wardens were killed. In the 1970s the value of rhino horns rose and there was a spread of highpowered rifles which further threatened the black rhino, almost to extinction. Beautifully illustrated with clear photos and lots of charts, fast facts an index and How You Can Help, the book is good for reports and for anyone concerned that the number of rhinos alive today is but a fraction of their numbers even 30 years ago. Maps show where the 5 major types of rhinos live, mostly in southern Africa, India and Indonesia. Happily many organizations and individuals are devoting themselves to the preservation of this ungainly 3-ton animal.
INFOLINK - Maxine Levitt
One oddly successful method described to restore the alligator is a partnership of conservationists with hunters where hunters are permitted to hunt alligators for use of their skins while others are protected. Major players in the conservation movement are profiled. Each topic is dealt with in a two-page spread, which makes information accessible. The strength of this book is the vivid, crisp, abundant photos that almost tell the story. There is much information to be found here, accompanied by a timeline, fast facts, and a list of conservation agencies as well as a red and white map pinpointing the location of each species. Paper quality is good and tiny little crocodilians under each page number are a cute touch.
INFOLINK - Jean Wipf
A great book for educating young people [on] the need for conservation, this time the topic is rhinos. The information covers background on the five species of this animal and what has been done and still needs to be done to preserve this interesting creature. The information is clear and concise and does not talk down to the reader. The photographs do much to explain the plight of rhinos and show them in their natural setting. A well-written book.
Canadian Materials - Gillian Richardson
Not necessarily a first choice as poster child for the animal world, the huge, homely and often bad-tempered rhino nonetheless has achieved a remarkable feat as one of the world's best conservation stories. Having no significant enemies other than humans, some species of this animal have rebounded through the aggressive efforts of conservation programs in Africa, India and Indonesia. The white rhino stands out for a reversal from a population low of a few dozen in the early 1900s to nearly 12,000 in Africa... As in other books in this series, individuals who work closely in rhino conservation efforts are profiled.... Readers are treated to exciting close-ups of the animals and action shots of conservationists at work worldwide. If you haven't been attracted to rhinos before, you may change your mind after seeing the appealing portrait of that new calf at the Cincinnati zoo. A list of groups devoted to rhino conservation is included for further investigation. Highly Recommended.
PaperTigers.org - Heath Empey
The pictures throughout the book are wonderful--especially one of a cute baby rhino out for a run. The index and fast-facts section are especially helpful and include addresses of organizations dedicated to helping save these endangered animals. Overall, a very well-presented and informative book.
The pictures throughout the book are wonderful--especially one of a cute baby rhino out for a run. The index and fast-facts section are especially helpful and include addresses of organizations dedicated to helping save these endangered animals. Overall, a very well-presented and informative book.
Canadian Teacher
Although the rhino population is nowhere near what it was even thirty years ago, three of the five species have increased their numbers enough that the rhino was dubbed "the comeback kid" when concentrated efforts were made to address the issues that threaten their survival. No surprises here--it is human behaviour that is to blame for rhino numbers dropping to near extinction levels in every part of the world. Luckily for them, a few dedicated individuals and organizations have persevered in the face of determined poachers and indifferent local peoples. Rhino Rescue tells the stories of these "megaherbivores" who originally flourished in Africa, India, and Nepal, and Indonesia and Malaysia, and of the people who are trying to save them. Rhino Rescue is another weapon in our arsenal of materials so desperately needed to educate young people and motivate them to take action in their lifetimes to protect the diversity of life on this planet. Hopefully they'll do a better job than their ancestors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979105
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/20/2006
Series:
Firefly Animal Rescue Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Garry Hamilton is also the award-winning author of Frog Rescue. His articles have appeared internationally in newspapers and magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, New Scientist, Equinox and Canadian Geographic.

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