Friday, September 11, 2009

Jane's new book

We thought you’d want to know that Dr. Jane Goodall’s new book is on the shelves!

Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink is that rare thinga 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 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 bookshes witnessed many species recovery projects during her world travelswith the compelling research of premier scientists. The book describes amazing species both obscure and familiar, like:

  • 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 reclamationshe 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.

Thank you so much for being a part of the Jane Goodall Institute's online community.


PS: Please also visit the Hope for Animals and Their World website.

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