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Chimpanzee Rescue : Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife - BOW PATRICIA

Chimpanzee Rescue

Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9781552979082
Number Of Pages: 64
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Long used in mass media entertainment, chimpanzees are recognized and loved by people of all ages. In spite of their popularity, chimpanzees are threatened by a disappearing habitat, poaching and disease. In 1984, demand for lab chimpanzees skyrocketed when scientists discovered that chimpanzees could be infected with HIV. Only four years later, the chimpanzee's status moved from threatened to endangered. CHIMPANZEE RESCUE explains the innovative strategies conservationists are using to prevent its demise. While much is being accomplished through increased public awareness and conservation management, much needs to be done. The recent Ebola outbreak, a deadly virus that also affects humans, devastated chimp populations in central Africa. It's a grim reminder of how biologically similar our species are. AGES: 10+ AUTHOR: Patricia Bow is a former librarian who studied journalism SELLING POINTS: The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning colour photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behaviour, habits, physiology and more. REVIEWS: "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 ILLUSTRATIONS: 50 colour photographs

One can't read this book without admiring the dedication of those people working to save another creature on the brink of extinction.--Gillian Richardson"Canadian Materials" (02/01/2005)
Illustrated fast fact section... stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals inn the field and laboratory working to save these animals... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.-- (05/01/2005)
Young readers will be inspired by the leading scientists and conservationists in the field... who are working to help chimpanzees survive.-- (04/01/2005)
Sets the stage for stories of hope through human actions... a good primer of information about chimpanzees and bonobos.-- (10/01/2005)
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006)
[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
Very well organized... numerous photographs serve the dual purpose of adding visual appeal and bringing the text to life... a valuable resource in any school library.-- (04/01/2005)

Our cousins, the chimps
Where do chimpanzees live?
The story so far
Shrinking forests
Love and war in the rainforest
On The Frontlines: Greener pastures
At Work: Lee White
Too close for comfort
Dangerous company
On The Frontlines: Avoiding the traps
At Work: Vernon Reynolds
Apes on the menu
Shutting down the hunt
Primate peacemakers
On The Frontlines: The heart of Bonobo country
At Work: Inogwabini Bila-Isia
Chimps behind bars
Life under the big top
Setting them free
On The Frontlines: Return of the Chimps
At Work: Aliette Jamart
Blurring the line
On The Frontlines: Bailing out the Air Force chimps
What is the chimpanzee's future?
Fast facts
How you can help
Index
Photo credits
Author's note
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781552979082
ISBN-10: 1552979083
Series: Firefly Animal Rescue Series
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 22.9  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.27