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Global 200: Places That Must Survive
     

Global 200: Places That Must Survive

by Fulco Pratesi (Foreword by), Simona Giordano (Text by), Fabrizio Bulgarini (Text by)
 
This important work is a rousing "call to action" and conservation that urges us to start preserving the world’s delicate ecosystems while we are still in time.

In an age in which we have achieved greater awareness of the Earth’s vulnerability and the uncertainty surrounding its future, this influential volume is both beautiful and topical. It is an excellent way

Overview

This important work is a rousing "call to action" and conservation that urges us to start preserving the world’s delicate ecosystems while we are still in time.

In an age in which we have achieved greater awareness of the Earth’s vulnerability and the uncertainty surrounding its future, this influential volume is both beautiful and topical. It is an excellent way to enjoy an "armchair tour" of the world’s most precious natural sites, without damaging their ecosystems. The book presents some of the world’s 200 most endangered natural sites, which thus require greater protection. The multifaceted nature of the various ecoregions is illustrated with splendid color photographs, many in panoramic format, revealing the unique features of each area and the threats to it.

The volume emphasizes the pressing need for each of us to take immediate action in order to preserve these irreplaceable natural resources. Vivid color photographs accompany the reader among the acacia savannas of East Africa, inhabited by an extremely diverse fauna and currently threatened by deforestation, farming, grazing and uncontrolled hunting. The tour continues with the Patagonian steppe, one of the most boundless and unique habitats in the world, which is home to many endangered endemic species, to allow the reader to discover a rich, but as yet unprotected, region.

From the forests of Borneo to the marine and nature reserves of the Hawaiian Islands, the Siberian taiga, and the Antarctic Peninsula, the book reveals the beauty, fragility and inestimable importance of the world’s ecoregions. Its splendid photographs and environmental message will appeal to conservationists, nature lovers and travelers alike.

• This book contributes to WWF's ecoregional conservation project.

• The book is printed on paper certified by the FSC (Forest Steward Ship Council)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788854403017
Publisher:
White Star Publishers
Publication date:
10/23/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
10.66(w) x 13.46(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

An architect and journalist specializing in ecology and conservation, Fulco Pratesi founded the first Italian WWF branch in 1966. He became president of the Italian branch of WWF in 1998.

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