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Endangered: Biodiversity on the Brink

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Since 1973, the Endangered Species Act has served as our nation's legislative ark for imperiled wildlife. But our toughest and most controversial environmental law has only recovered a handful of the more than 1,300 species under its protection. In Endangered, award-winning journalist Mitch Tobin uses firsthand accounts to show why so many species are at risk of extinction.

For nearly seven years, Tobin reported from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles. He crisscrossed the Southwest--our hottest, driest, fastest-growing region--in search of wildlife driven to the brink of extinction and solutions to the crisis. Tobin discovered that this region, with its urban sprawl, wasteful water use, and vulnerability to climate change, provides a snapshot of the issues facing species throughout the world.

Yet in one of the continent's hot spots for biodiversity, Tobin also found compelling examples of collaboration. With these examples in mind, he advocates for a set of innovative policies that can preserve the species and wild places that sustain us all.

Mitch Tobin worked as a journalist from 1999 to 2006, covering wildlife, wildfires, and other environmental issues for the Tucson Citizen, Arizona Daily Star, and High Country News. Endangered grew out of Tobin's yearlong series on Arizona's endangered species, which was a finalist for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. His work was honored in the Best of the West competition and received first prizes from the Arizona Press Club and Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors. Today, Tobin serves as a consultant to leading conservation groups and foundations.

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"In Endangered: Biodiversity on the Brink, Mitch Tobin has written a sweeping account of the plight of endangered species and the Endangered Species Act, the controversial law that protects them. Drawing on his experience as a journalist covering some of the Southwest’s hottest endangered species controversies, Tobin addresses the numerous challenges faced by endangered species, from forest fires to global climate change, from invasive species to illegal immigration. While he clearly recognizes the importance of saving species from extinction, Tobin challenges our assumptions of who the good guys and the bad guys are by drawing compelling portraits of government officials, ranchers, loggers, environmentalists, and politicians struggling to balance the needs of endangered species with the ever-growing demands of modern American life. As someone who has worked on endangered species conservation for more than two decades, I think this is an important book that should be read by everyone who cares about the kind of world we will leave to future generations." Bob Irvin, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife

Synopsis:

Award-winning journalist goes to the frontlines of the battle for endangered species and the desert environment.

Synopsis:

Urban sprawl, wasteful water use, increasingly ferocious wildfires, changing weather patterns, chronic political infighting. These are but a few of the problems facing animal and plant species throughout the United States and the world. One law, the Endangered Species Act, serves as the primary safety net for protecting wildlife driven to the brink. Can it save us from an extinction crisis?

In Endangered, award-winning journalist Mitch Tobin investigates the threats to our planet and offers solutions to potential disaster. Tobin reports from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles, using America's hottest, driest, fastest-growing region—the Southwest—as a snapshot of the complex and myriad issues confronting imperiled species. These firsthand accounts, eloquently and thoughtfully told, explain the challenges of protecting the natural world and give hope for ecosystems thrown off balance.

Mitch Tobin worked as a journalist from 1999 to 2006, covering wildlife, wildfires, and other environmental issues for the Tucson Citizen, Arizona Daily Star, and High Country News. Endangered grew out of Tobin's yearlong series on Arizona's endangered species, which was a finalist for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. His work was honored in the Best of the West competition and received first prizes from the Arizona Press Club and Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors. Today, Tobin serves as a consultant to leading conservation groups and foundations.

About the Author

For 15 years, Mitch Tobin has been exploring and writing about the American West and its rapidly changing environment. As a reporter, he won numerous awards for his science writing, explanatory journalism, and breaking news coverage. As a consultant, he has helped some of the nation's leading conservation groups and foundations improve their effectiveness. Mitch's first book, Endangered, uses the Southwest to show why so many species are at risk of extinction and to advocate for policies that will protect biodiversity in a warmer world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555917210
Author:
Tobin, Mitch
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW photographs
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Review" by , "In Endangered: Biodiversity on the Brink, Mitch Tobin has written a sweeping account of the plight of endangered species and the Endangered Species Act, the controversial law that protects them. Drawing on his experience as a journalist covering some of the Southwest’s hottest endangered species controversies, Tobin addresses the numerous challenges faced by endangered species, from forest fires to global climate change, from invasive species to illegal immigration. While he clearly recognizes the importance of saving species from extinction, Tobin challenges our assumptions of who the good guys and the bad guys are by drawing compelling portraits of government officials, ranchers, loggers, environmentalists, and politicians struggling to balance the needs of endangered species with the ever-growing demands of modern American life. As someone who has worked on endangered species conservation for more than two decades, I think this is an important book that should be read by everyone who cares about the kind of world we will leave to future generations."
"Synopsis" by ,
Award-winning journalist goes to the frontlines of the battle for endangered species and the desert environment.
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Urban sprawl, wasteful water use, increasingly ferocious wildfires, changing weather patterns, chronic political infighting. These are but a few of the problems facing animal and plant species throughout the United States and the world. One law, the Endangered Species Act, serves as the primary safety net for protecting wildlife driven to the brink. Can it save us from an extinction crisis?

In Endangered, award-winning journalist Mitch Tobin investigates the threats to our planet and offers solutions to potential disaster. Tobin reports from the front lines of Endangered Species Act battles, using America's hottest, driest, fastest-growing region—the Southwest—as a snapshot of the complex and myriad issues confronting imperiled species. These firsthand accounts, eloquently and thoughtfully told, explain the challenges of protecting the natural world and give hope for ecosystems thrown off balance.

Mitch Tobin worked as a journalist from 1999 to 2006, covering wildlife, wildfires, and other environmental issues for the Tucson Citizen, Arizona Daily Star, and High Country News. Endangered grew out of Tobin's yearlong series on Arizona's endangered species, which was a finalist for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. His work was honored in the Best of the West competition and received first prizes from the Arizona Press Club and Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors. Today, Tobin serves as a consultant to leading conservation groups and foundations.

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