Dr. Goodall examines species success stories in new book
Jane Goodall's new book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink is that rare thing, a good news environmental book. It offers success stories about the often superhuman efforts of conservationists determined to save species from disappearing.
Read this book, and you may find yourself deeply inspired by the fascinating people and projects related by Jane and her co-authors Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson.
Jane interweaves her own experiences with animals in the book—she’s witnessed many species recovery projects during her world travels—with the compelling research of premier scientists. The book describes amazing species both obscure and familiar, such as:
- the pygmy hog — the world’s tiniest pig, no more than 1 foot high
- the American burying beetle — an insect species in which mother and father care for their young together
- the bactrian camel — a wild species reduced to 4 fragmented populations in China and Mongolia
- the always popular giant panda
Most importantly, Hope for Animals and Their World is a passionate call to action, at a time when animals and their habitats are facing rapidly growing threats. It's an inspirational message regarding the future of human coexistence with other animals.“Goodall is no Pollyanna about species reclamation—she acknowledges that there have been more losses than gains,” says Publishers Weekly, “but these accounts of conservation success are inspirational.”
Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink is available now. Click here to get your copy.
Dr. Goodall will be doing numerous interviews related to the release of Hope for Animals and Their World, including “Good Morning America” (September 4), “Bill Moyer’s Journal” (September 4), “The Diane Rehm Show” (September 9) and “Imus in the Morning” (September 21), among others, so be sure to tune in!