Turtle Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Firefly Animal Rescue)

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Turtles are facing the greatest challenge in their evolutionary history, and there are too few people out there who are fighting hard to save them.

Turtles evolved about 200 million years ago, even before dinosaurs. Today they are found everywhere, from tropical rainforests to deserts, in freshwater, in saltwater and on land. But turtles are under attack, and populations are in decline. Areas of southeast Asia have lost up to 80 percent of their freshwater turtles in the past 10 years because of the high demand for them as food as well as the pollution from the manufacture of cosmetics and traditional medicines. Habitat destruction, fishing nets and the pet trade threaten turtles even more.

Turtle Rescue covers the conservation efforts of governments, scientists, conservationists and turtle lovers to protect these creatures and ensure their survival. The author covers the major threats to turtle populations and describes what is being done to protect them. Measures include protecting nesting grounds, turtle farming and captive breeding, and persuading people that medicine made from turtles is of questionable worth.

A list of organizations devoted to saving turtle species around the world is included for those who want to help.

About the Firefly Animal Rescue series:

The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

"These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."
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"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
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A few years ago I was lying in the sand on a dark, tropical beach and counting eggs as the giant leatherback turtle deposited them in her nest hole. It was one of my most amazing "up-close-and-personal" encounters with nature. It turned me into a major turtle fan and a dedicated turtle conservationist. My book tells the story of leatherbacks as well as many other endangered turtle species around the world and the people who are working to save them. Turtles are amazing creatures that have been around for 200 million years. Let's all help to make sure that they will survive long into the future.

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Pamela Hickman has published over 30 nature books for children. She has an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Biology and served as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists' education coordinator for seven years.

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