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Elephant Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Paperback)

Judy Morgan

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ISBN 10: 1552975940 / ISBN 13: 9781552975947
Published by FIREFLY BOOKS LTD, Canada, 2004
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant s future is still uncertain. This book traces the efforts of individuals and organisations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments. It also covers: - How elephants live - Ways elephants protect their families - Elephants astonishingly intricate behaviour - Physiology, life span, diet and more - Firefly Animal Rescue - is a new series of books about endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. It is aimed at readers aged 10 and up with accessible text and colour photographs. Each book introduces readers to a featured animal, explains the threats it is facing, and explores efforts to protect it. Young readers will be inspired by the leading scientists and conservationists who work in the field, in labs and on the public stage. The books conclude with additional resources for those who want to help. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9781552975947

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Title: Elephant Rescue: Changing the Future for ...

Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD, Canada

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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"I just want to make sure there are elephants around for generations to enjoy, like I have."

In 1979, the African elephant population was 1.3 million. By 1989 that total dropped dramatically to 609,000. During the 1980s, poachers killed some three hundred elephants a day. Although active measures were soon enforced to protect African and Asian elephant populations, the elephant's future is still uncertain.

Elephant Rescue traces the efforts of individuals and organizations that confront the international ivory trade and lobby indigenous governments to create protective environments. One innovative program described is green hunting. Sport hunters who once shot and killed elephants are now given the opportunity to use tranquilizers. The animal suffers no harm and accompanying researchers can fit these elephants with a radio collar for further studies.

The book also covers:

  • How elephants live
  • Ways elephants protect their families
  • Elephants' astonishingly intricate behavior
  • Physiology, life span, diet and more.

Elephant Rescue is a fascinating book about how people and elephants can thrive in a shared environment.

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."
- School Library Journal

"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
- Booklist

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The majestic elephant is the largest land animal living on the earth today. Add to their enormous size a long, flexible trunk and fierce tusks and the result is a very unusual-looking animal!

But it is not just its appearance that captivates the imagination of people. Its great intelligence, elaborate social structures, the gentle way it cares for its young and grieves for its dead -- all of these qualities set this creature apart from others and help foster the special kinship humans feel with elephants.

However humans have been more enemy than friend to the elephant. We have hunted it for its tusks, destroyed its habitat and continue to compete with it for its remaining territory.

As a result, the numbers of elephants have dropped dramatically over the past 100 years. Conservationists warn that elephants are in danger of extinction if we don't find a way for humans and elephants to co-exist. That means coming to terms with the devastating impact on elephant populations of the ivory trade, as well as facing the economic and social costs of elephants living near farming communities and regularly ravaging essential crops.

The solutions demand imagination, compassion and tremendous effort. Today, a devoted group of researchers and biologists continue to work feverishly to find new ways for people and elephants to live together. The book Elephant Rescue highlights the work these devoted individuals have undertaken and their commitment to save the elephants. The book also introduces the reader to the world of elephants in the hopes of fostering a renewed appreciation for these intelligent and mysterious animals. The more information we can gather about elephants and their needs the better armed we will be to spread the news of their tragic situation, and possibly save them.

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