The authors are donating 100% of their profits to the Heroes featured in this book
to help them continue their work to save species.
Wildlife Hero Leandro Silveira
You can help save species by supporting the 40 Wildlife Heroes featured in the book. The authors encourage you to learn more about the organizations associated with the heroes:
Wildlife Hero Rosamira Guillen
Wildlife Hero Eugene Rutagarama
The wildlife and wild places of our planet are threatened as never before by human population growth and our constant destruction of the natural environment. We desperately need wildlife heroes, and this timely book celebrates 40 of those who are struggling to save various species around the world. These men and women are shining inspirations, and hopefully, after reading this book, you will be inspired to do something yourself to help animals in need."
Jane Goodall Ph.D., DBE, Founder - The Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace
I know many of the heroes and am incredibly impressed by their passion. Julie and Jeff chose these folks [because] they have fascinating stories to tell, and they inspire action in others."
Jack Hanna, Host of TV's Popular Series Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
I have great respect for wildlife conservationists...How exciting that [we] have the ability to save something in [our] lifetime."
Ted Danson, Actor, Ocean Advocate and Ocean Board Member
Our planet is a living breathing thing rapidly disappearing in front of our very eyes. How can we unite our neighborhoods, our cities, states, and countries to join the fight to resuscitate our spaceship...Planet Earth. The heroes, celebrated in this book, will help us gain a greater understanding and appreciation for what it takes."
Stefanie Powers, Actress, Wildlife Advocate, and Co-Creator of The William Holden Wildlife Foundation
The infinite absence caused by extinction represents such a profound loss, it is difficult for us to fully understand. There are, however, moments when you catch a glimpse of it, with the painful insight of its irreversibility and permanence impossible to ignore."
Jay Inslee, Congressman, Environmental Champion, and Co-Creator of Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy.
...this impressive list of wildlife heroes, all leaders in their chosen fields, men and women of extraordinary expertise, talent, and courage who spend and often risk their lives in the front line of conservation in remote and often lonely parts of our planet, to ensure that today's species will not become tomorrow dinosaurs. [Their] contribution is incalculable, and with deep respect and gratitude, I salute [them]."
Kuki Gallman, Author of I Dreamed of Africa, Environmental Advocate, and Founder of The Gallman Africa Conservancy
The pithy summaries of the activists' struggles are accompanied by informative tidbits about the biology, behavior, natural history, and cultural context of the target species, along with delightful photographs of both human and beast. From the grassland-dwelling maned wolf of Central South America to the iceberg-hopping emperor penguin of Antarctica, the book shows how negative human interference imperils the welfare of all living things, and suggests that by taking an active role in conservation, education, and community building, we can help prevent the tragic loss of the world's biological diversity."
Publisher's Weekly, January 2012
...this keenly charismatic, solidly informative call for the preservation of life affirms that it is still possible, with concerted effort, to save animals from extinction."
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