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Rainforest Bird Rescue : Changing the Future for End Angered Wildlife - KENYON LINDA

Rainforest Bird Rescue

Changing the Future for End Angered Wildlife

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Published: 1st April 2013
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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"Right now, almost 1,200 bird species -- one in eight -- are threatened with extinction, and without our help, hundreds will disappear by the year 2100." - from the introduction About a third of the world bird species make their homes in rainforests, which offer moderate temperatures, protective shelter and ample food supply. Unfortunately the rainforests are disappearing. A few thousand years ago tropical rainforests covered as much as 12 percent of the Earth's land surface. Today, that figure is reduced by half, the result of logging, mining, and the clearing of land for human settlements. More than 600 species of rainforest birds are threatened with extinction. Rainforest Bird Rescue profiles projects and people around the world who are working to prevent the loss of these beautiful birds: - Somprat Polchoo is head of the Khao Nor Chuchi forest protection unit in southern Thailand, one of the last known strongholds of the critically endangered Gurney's Pitta - The Western Canada Wilderness Committee is working to prevent the destruction of the Northern Spotted Owl's habitat in the ancient rainforests of British Columbia - The Rainforest Alliance, which encourages farmers in El Salvador to grow coffee in the traditional way -- under a forest canopy that supports wildlife -- is saving precious habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler - Richard and Margot Frisius are founders of Amigos de las Ayes, which breeds endangered Costa Rican macaws and releases them into the wild. Illustrated with 50 spectacular color photographs, Rainforest Bird Rescue covers the people, the issues and the challenges involved in preserving a future for endangered wildlife. About the Firefly Animal Rescue Series: The Firefly Animal Rescue Series 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." - Booklist02

"Right now, almost 1,200 bird species -- one in eight -- are threatened with extinction, and without our help, hundreds will disappear by the year 2100."
- from the introduction

About a third of the world bird species make their homes in rainforests, which offer moderate temperatures, protective shelter and ample food supply. Unfortunately the rainforests are disappearing. A few thousand years ago tropical rainforests covered as much as 12 percent of the Earth's land surface. Today, that figure is reduced by half, the result of logging, mining, and the clearing of land for human settlements. More than 600 species of rainforest birds are threatened with extinction.

Rainforest Bird Rescue profiles projects and people around the world who are working to prevent the loss of these beautiful birds:

  • Somprat Polchoo is head of the Khao Nor Chuchi forest protection unit in southern Thailand, one of the last known strongholds of the critically endangered Gurney's Pitta
  • The Western Canada Wilderness Committee is working to prevent the destruction of the Northern Spotted Owl's habitat in the ancient rainforests of British Columbia
  • The Rainforest Alliance, which encourages farmers in El Salvador to grow coffee in the traditional way -- under a forest canopy that supports wildlife -- is saving precious habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler
  • Richard and Margot Frisius are founders of Amigos de las Ayes, which breeds endangered Costa Rican macaws and releases them into the wild.

Illustrated with 50 spectacular color photographs, Rainforest Bird Rescue covers the people, the issues and the challenges involved in preserving a future for endangered wildlife.

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

Suitable for gifts to reading age children and as communication tools for all ages. Nicely done. [Winner, Youth Book Competition, 2006 Science in Society Journalism Awards, National Association of Science Writers] Winner of the 2006 Science In Society Journalism Award in the Youth Book competition Award winning... beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation... excellent resource.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) Readers will meet dedicated people from around the world who are fighting to ensure a future for these beautiful birds. [Winner, Youth Book Competition, 2006 Science in Society Journalism Awards, National Association of Science Writers] Easy to understand... Kenyon's passion is evident throughout this book as she describes the "heroes" of the rainforest birds.--Maria Forte"Resource Links" (01/01/2007) [reviewed with Alligator and Crocodile Rescue and Bear Rescue] Suitable for gifts to reading age children and as communication tools for all ages. Nicely done. Starred Selection 2007 Starred Selection A joy to read because they carry a message of hope... success stories told in an inspiring way.--Laura Nell"Canadian Camera" (07/01/2006) 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.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) Clearly outlines the various threats... and introduces readers to organizations and individuals trying to save them... effective overviews.--Kathy Piehl"School Library Journal" (12/01/2006) The Firefly Animal Rescue Series are stellar in their ability to drive home a point to young readers. The language is easy to understand and explanations are always provided. Undoubtedly, the marvelous photographs complement the "to the point" narratives. Linda Kenyon's passion is evident throughout the book as she describes the "heroes" of the rainforest birds.... The book is successful in its ability to provide short, easy to read snippets of what the world is doing to protect rainforest birds. The book would be a definite strength to any school or public library collection.--Maria Forte"PaperTigers.org" (12/01/2006)

A Shrinking Paradisep. 7
Where Do Rainforest Birds Live?p. 8
The Story So Farp. 10
It's a Jungle Out Therep. 12
Crowd Controlp. 15
Please Don't Eat the Curassowsp. 16
On the Frontlines: Kilum-Ijim Forestp. 18
At Work: Somprat Polchoop. 20
The Comforts of Homep. 23
Buried Richesp. 24
On the Frontlines: Northern Spotted Owlp. 26
At Work: Neva Murthap. 29
A Hunger for Forestsp. 30
On the Frontlines: Made in the Shadep. 33
At Work: Christian Boixp. 34
Birds Without Bordersp. 36
Attack of the Crazy Antsp. 38
On the Frontlines: Seychelles Magpie-Robinp. 40
Victims of Fashionp. 42
How Much is That Parrot in the Window?p. 45
At Work: Richard and Margot Frisiusp. 48
Tracking Rainforest Birdsp. 50
On the Frontlines: Love You to Deathp. 52
The Future for Rainforest Birdsp. 57
Fast Factsp. 58
How You Can Helpp. 60
Indexp. 62
Photo Creditsp. 63
Author's Notep. 64
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ISBN: 9781554071524
ISBN-10: 1554071526
Series: Firefly Animal Rescue Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
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