Nature will always take its course no matter what humans do, but how much of our actions and practices are speeding up the process, and at what cost? Extinctions are inevitable, but nature should get to decide when, not us. There is plenty of time to reverse the processes that are leading to the losses of birds and mammals on a global scale. Conservationist Paul R. Ehrlich examines how we can stop the needless loss of species at our hands in The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. All royalties from this book go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which supports the work of young conservation biologists.
Conservationist Liz Cunningham returns to go into further detail regarding her adventure and call to action book Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas, as well as to preview the upcoming Paris 2015 Climate Summit.
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In The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals, Paul R. Ehrlich along with two of today’s most dedicated conservationists tell the stories of the birds and mammals we have lost and those that are now on the road to extinction. These tragic tales, coupled with eighty-three color photographs from the world’s leading nature photographers, display the beauty and biodiversity that humans are squandering. But it’s not too late to reverse this trend and rescue many species from the brink of extinction. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and the president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He was presented with the distinguished World Ecology Award in 1993, and has written over 40 books on conservation issues, and countless scientific articles and essays. All royalties from Annihilation of Nature go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which supports the work of young conservation biologists.
As we approach the Paris 2015 Climate Summit, conservationist Liz Cunningham returns to talk about some of the topics that will be covered at that event as well as her call to action story of adventure and self-discovery, Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. Liz has a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Maine, and in addition to her work as a conservationist has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines and journals.
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