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A Chinese national treasure and a conservation icon the world over, giant pandas are arguably the most misunderstood animals on the planet. At once threatened by human encroachment and safeguarded by human ingenuity, these diffident creatures experience the best and worst of mankind. As the custodians of our planet, do we have what it takes to step up and save these magnificent animals and others like them from extinction?
Taking you to the heart of the battle for their survival, this breathtaking photographic book explores giant panda behavior, addresses conservation issues that our planet faces and shatters the myths surrounding these fascinating creatures.
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Zhang Zhihe is the director of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, and a preeminent authority on pandas. A conservationist and biologist, Dr. Zhang has worked in the conservation sphere for more than 20 years, and presently sits on numerous national and provincial level conservation organizations in China. Dr. Zhang is also widely recognized as a leading figure in developing collaborative research efforts on giant panda breeding projects between China, the US, and Japan. Sarah M. Bexell is the director of conservation education and communications at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and a research scholar in residence at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver. Dr. Bexell has worked for the conservation of many endangered species including giant pandas and red pandas, golden lion tamarins, and black-footed ferrets.
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Book Description Penguin Global, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670080942