Protecting Threatened AnimalsBook - 2011
There are places around the world that are important to all peoples. We call these places the world's heritage. The World Heritage series introduces 78 of these World Heritage sites. Protecting Threatened Animals Protecting Threatened Animals is about protecting rare and threatened species from the risk of extinction. In this book, you can find out about World Heritage sites that protect animals that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. These sites include: Everglades National Park, United States - protecting between 80 and 100 critically endangered Florida panthers Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China - protecting 500 of the 1,600 endangered giant pandas still living in the wild Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda - protecting almost half of the world's endangered mountain gorillas Te Wahipounamu, New Zealand - protecting the vulnerable Kea, intelligent alpine parrots Special features include: fact files locator maps timelines of key dates "Did You Know?" amazing facts labeled photographs glossaries to explain key terms Book jacket.
Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, 2011
Branch Call Number: 591.68 GALLAGHER
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm