Origami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models of Threatened Wildlife [Includes Instruction Book with Conservation Notes, 48 Sheets of Origami Paper, FREE Online Video!]
Origami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models of Threatened
"Through the intricate art of origami, LaFosse and Alexander succeed in educating all ages about wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving our Earth's endangered animals." —Jack HannaA portion of the proceeds benefit wildlife conservation.An interactive way to foster appreciation and understanding of our planet's endangered species! Origami Endangered Animals Kit, from master origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, is designed to educate and entertain in equal measure.This origami kit includes everything you need:48 large sheets of high-quality double-sided folding paper A full-color 64-page instruction bookFree online video demonstrationsEducational notes about endangerment and threatened speciesThe 12 animals featured in this kit range from the diminutive Macaque to the massive Blue Whale, and also include:The Leopard: These big cats are the victims of shrinking habitats and trophy hunters. Only 12,000 to 14,000 remain in the world.The Rhinoceros: These animals are frequent targets of poachers. There are 28,000 to 30,000 individuals remaining.The Macaque: These clever primates suffer from disease and shrinking habitats as farmlands expand.The Gorilla: These critically endangered primates are being rapidly hunted to extinction.The Sea Turtle: Ungain...
- ASIN: 0804850267
Tasmanian Devil: A Unique and Threatened Animal
Tasmanian Devil: A Unique and Threatened
Fascinating new insights into the famous Australian marsupial Packed with information that has only been published in scientific journals, if ever at all, this collection of biological facts challenges the misconceptions associated with Australia's most famous marsupial. Far from being a scavenging, ferocious oddity, an image perpetuated by the infamous cartoon character, the Tasmanian Devil is actually a treasured and valuable wildlife species facing extinction. By sharing the surprising, controversial, funny, and tragic history behind the world's largest marsupial carnivore, this new guidebook covers all aspects of the biology and the habitat of the Tasmanian Devil.
- Brand: Allen Unwin
- ASIN: 1742376304
In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world—to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas to the great coral reefs—Flach has constructed a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges. Among them are primates coping with habitat loss, big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, elephants hunted for their ivory, and numerous bird species taken as pets. With eminent zoologist Jonathan Baillie providing insightful commentary on this ambitious project, Endangered unfolds as a series of vivid, interconnected stories that pose gripping moral dilemmas, unforgettably expressed by more than 180 of Flach’s incredible images.
- ASIN: 141972651X
African Elephants (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
African Elephants (Endangered and Threatened
Elephants are seen as a symbol of African wildlife. Many people admire their size, intelligence, and strength. But these great land beasts are in trouble. Their homes are disappearing and food is becoming hard to find. Learn more about these amazing animals, and what you can do to make a difference in their future.
- ASIN: B0189AIAUO
National Geographic Investigates: Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened With Extinction (National Geographic Investigates Science)
National Geographic Investigates: Animals on the Edge: Science
Animals on the Edge aligns young readers with scientists, conservationists, and educators who are committed to the preservation of animals around the world. The informed and educational narrative examines numerous threats to animals in the wild, raising awareness of each species, and detailing the extent and urgency of the problem. The book also encourages young animal lovers to take an active role in the preservation of creatures great and small. The author offers a hopeful message for the future with inspiring stories of animals that are now off the "endangered species" list. Animals on the Edge provides a full update on the scientific efforts to save endangered species in the 21st century. This compelling title will inspire readers to participate in the race to save those species currently threatened with extinction.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
- Brand: Pobst, Sandra
- ASIN: 1426303580
Endangered and Threatened Animals (Life Science)
Leatherback Sea Turtles (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Leatherback Sea Turtles (Endangered and Threatened
Leatherback sea turtles face one of their lives’ biggest challenges as soon as they’re hatched. Crawling out of their eggs on the sandy shore, they hurry to the sea in a race to escape those who see them as a tasty meal. If they survive and thrive, they can grow longer than an adult male is tall and weigh as much as a small car! Learn more about these amazing animals, including where they live, what they eat, the many challenges they face in their lives, and what you can do to help.
- ASIN: B0189AIATK
Galapagos Penguins (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Galapagos Penguins (Endangered and Threatened
Many people think penguins live only in cold, icy places. But the Galapagos penguins live in the blazing heat of the tropics. While this may seem like paradise, the Galapagos penguins are always on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable. Learn more about these adorable animals, including how they got to the tropics, what they eat, other challenges they face in their lives, and what you can do to help.
- ASIN: B0189AIAOU
Giant Pandas (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Giant Pandas (Endangered and Threatened
Round and roly-poly, pandas are recognizable to people everywhere. But these cuddly creatures are in trouble. Their populations are shrinking, and they are running out of places to live. Learn more about these amazing animals, and what you can do to make a difference in their future.
- ASIN: B0189AIAU4
Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats (The Corrie Herring Hooks Series, 57)
Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their
A biological crossroads where temperate gives way to tropical and east blends into west, Florida has over twenty-five primary habitat types, several of which are unique to the state. Within these richly varied natural communities lives an astonishing abundance of animals and plants, making Florida one of the United States' most biologically diverse regions. At the same time, sadly, Florida is also one of the country's most ecologically imperiled regions, second only to California in the number of its animals and plants that have been federally designated as endangered or threatened.This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive, yet convenient and easy-to-understand guide to Florida's endangered and threatened animals and the habitats that support them. Chris Scott covers all 71 species, subspecies, or populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, corals, and mollusks. His species accounts describe each animal's listed status, identifying characteristics, historical and current distribution, biology, current threats, and conservation efforts. To make the crucial link between animals and their habitats, Scott also includes extensive discussions of Florida's natural regions; human impacts on the environment, including habitat destruction, pollution, and the i...
- ASIN: B00H5B9THM
A is for Addax: The ABC's of Endangered and Threatened Animals
A is for Addax: The ABC's of Endangered
Our world is full of many wonderful creatures!With the help of this book, your child canlearn about many of them. The animals featured in this book will help your child to learn their ABC’s while at the same time, teaching them about some of the many diverse creatures thatshare our planet. As your child gets older theycan use the provided glossary to learn moreabout the endangered and threatened animals featured in this book.
- ASIN: 0692864784
National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals
National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's
Celebrated National Geographic photojournalist Joel Sartore continues his Photo Ark quest, photographing species around the world that are escaping extinction thanks to human efforts.Joel Sartore's quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year with this glorious and heartwrenching collection of photographs. The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today, thanks to dedication of a heroic group comitted to their continued survival. From the majestic Sumatran rhinoceros to the tiny Salt Creek tiger beetle, Sartore's photographs bring us eye to eye with the kaleidoscopic diversity of shapes, colors, personalities, and attitudes of the animal world.In these vivid pages, Sartore singles out the species most likely to disappear in the next decades, as well as some that have already been lost. Alongside these indelible images are the words of scientists and conservationists who are working to protect and restore populations of endangered species. With Sartore's distinctive portrait photography, he invites us to look closer--and to care more.
- ASIN: 1426220596
A Home for Honu: And All Hawaiian Threatened and Endangered Animals
A Home for Honu: And All Hawaiian Threatened
These 24 coloring pages and colorful stickers will lead you into the world of Hawaii's endangered animals. Learn about honu and monk seals in the sea along with iiwi and other birds high in mountain rainforests. See how important it is to help protect these creatures for generations to come.
- ASIN: 1939487870
Texans on the Brink: Threatened and Endangered Animals (Integrative Natural History Series, sponsored by Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Sam Houston State University)
Texans on the Brink: Threatened and Endangered Animals
What good is a rattlesnake? What purpose do animals serve? All species play a vital role in their biological communities, and the removal of just one can have a noticeable and catastrophic ripple effect. Yet social and political pressures frequently pit species conservation against economic progress and prosperity, and scientists fear that we may be in the midst of a mass extinction event. Brian R. Chapman and William I. Lutterschmidt make the case that the effort to preserve animals is the responsibility of every Texan and that biodiversity contributes enormous economic value to the citizens of Texas. Texans on the Brink brings together experts on eighty-eight endangered and threatened animal species of Texas and includes brief descriptions of the processes that state and federal agencies employ to list and protect designated species. Species accounts include a description of the species accompanied by a photograph, an easy-to-read account of the biology and ecology of the species, and a description of efforts underway to preserve the species and its required habitat. Sobering examples of species that were once part of the Texas fauna but are now extinct or extirpated are also given to further demonstrate just how vulnerable biodiversity can be. All species require healthy hab...
- ASIN: B07Q33RZDY
Hello Hello (Books for Preschool and Kindergarten, Poetry Books for Kids)
Hello Hello (Books for Preschool and Kindergarten, Poetry
Named a Best Children's Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Amazon, Working Mother and more: A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat!Hello, Hello! is an interactive book for kids. Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world-and ultimately paints a story of connection.Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for-and marvel at-its gorgeous similarities in this children's nature book. It all starts with a simple "Hello."
- ASIN: 1452150141
Animals of Kruger National Park (Wildlife Explorer Guides)
Animals of Kruger National Park (Wildlife Explorer
South Africa's Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most diverse conservation areas in Africa, and a hugely popular visitor attraction. Animals of Kruger National Park is a compact and beautifully illustrated guide, and the essential companion for any safari to the region. With an eye-catching design, authoritative and accessible text and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide provides information on identification, habitat, behaviour, biology and conservation for all the mammals, reptiles and frogs likely to be seen. Introductory sections provide background information on the park and its habitats, when to visit and where to go, and other practical considerations that will help to enhance your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the animals of this incredible region.The essential all-in-one Kruger safari companion, ideal for all visitorsUnique and attractive layout, featuring 216 stunning colour photographs, 116 track (spoor) illustrations and two mapsCovers 57 mammals, 17 reptiles and eight frogsFeatures the ‘Big 5’―elephants, leopards, lions, rhinoceroses and buffalos―as well as other iconic and charismatic animalsProvides key information on identification, behaviour, biology and conservation
- Brand: PRINCETON
- ASIN: 069116178X
Polar Bears (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Polar Bears (Endangered and Threatened
Cute and cuddly yet powerful and fierce, polar bears are loved by people around the world. But the great bear of the north is in trouble. Its habitat is disappearing, and its food supply is dwindling. Learn more about these amazing animals, their Arctic homes, what the eat, and what you can do to help.
- ASIN: B0189AIAQS
Orangutans (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Orangutans (Endangered and Threatened
What’s that red-haired animal swinging through the rain forest’s trees seemingly without a care in the world? It’s an orangutan! Aside from all that red hair, these beautiful beasts look almost human, but they’re a lot stronger. Learn more about these colorful animals, including how they live, how clever they are, how they’re dealing with a shrinking habitat, and what you can do to help.
- ASIN: B0189AIAQI
Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas: Their Life History and Management
Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas: Their Life
Texas possesses an incredibly rich and diverse natural heritage. Its natural assets include 181 species of mammals, 247 species of freshwater fish, and 576 species of birds, living in mountains, deserts, forests, prairies, wetlands, and coastal beaches. While state and federal agencies can provide technical guidance in managing these natural resources, the survival of ecosystems and species will depend on informed Texans who care about and want to help protect the unique natural diversity found only in Texas.This book describes all the mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates in Texas that are listed as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Following a description of each animal and its habitat and life history, the author covers the threats to the animal, the reasons for its decline, recovery efforts in its behalf, and resources for more information and public involvement.As the state agency responsible for the stewardship of the state's wildlife resources, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), through the Endangered Species Program of the Resource Protection Division, seeks to provide current, accurate, and useful information to landowners and managers, educators, and the public concerning endangered and threatened species. T...
- Brand: Brand: Texas Parks and Wildlife Press
- ASIN: 1885696043
The Gorilla (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Endangered Animals Dictionary: An A to Z of Threatened Species
The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness
The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure
The authors of Secrets of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this “exciting . . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale” (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. The Eye of the Elephant recounts the Owens’ struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants. Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.
- ASIN: B009MBTSLK
Our Sea Turtles: A Practical Guide for the Atlantic and Gulf, from Canada to Mexico
Our Sea Turtles: A Practical Guide for the
Blair and Dawn Witherington intimately reveal the lives of sea turtles in Our Sea Turtles: A Practical Guide to the Atlantic and Gulf from Canada to Mexico. The book's pithy, well-organized sections are lavishly illustrated. It is a guide for anyone who is the least bit curious about these fascinating marine animals. Bite-sized installments harmonize with multiple images on each page to make this book a unique and entertaining resource. The story it tells covers understanding, experiencing, and saving our sea turtles, with descriptions of how these endangered animals contribute to our happiness and why they deserve a helping hand.
- Brand: Pineapple Press
- ASIN: 1561647365
The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly
The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved
Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California. The National Wildlife Federation calls the monarch migration “one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world.” Not long ago, monarchs numbered in the billions, but in the last 20 years their population has dropped by 90%, due to habitat loss from pesticides, modern farming practices, urban development and other human activity. An estimated one million acres of habitat are lost each year.But today, an army of citizen scientists, students and gardeners is engaged in restoring this beloved pollinator’s habitat – the wildflowers and milkweed and feeding corridors – so that one of nature’s most beautiful creatures will still be there for generations to come. And it starts in our own backyards. The Monarch showcases this magnificent butterfly with eye-popping photos, fun facts about a monarch’s life cycle, and things to know about the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem. Monarch enthusiast and nature blogger Kylee Baumle provides “action” projects for all ages, from planting milkweed and wildflowers to making butte...
- Brand: ST LYNNS
- ASIN: 1943366179
The Cheetah (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
The Galapagos Penguin (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Threatened & Endangered Animals of the World A-Z
Threatened & Endangered Animals of the World
This book began as a series of twenty-six paintings portraying endangered and threatened animals from around the world. I have portrayed one animal for each letter of the alphabet, A-Z. I began my Endangered and Threatened animal series in hope to make people aware of animals in need of our help. If I had to describe my book in one sentence, I would say "It is a visual masterpiece, depicting endangered animals, swimming in pools of color." My nine years as an art teacher have allowed me to experiment with numerous artistic styles and encouraged me to find a painting style mesmerizing to children, as well as adults. My paintings capture the attention of all ages and have encouraged me to create this book. My paintings tell a story through emotion, brush strokes, and color. Not only will it captivate the minds of children, it is a great work of art for adults to place on their coffee table!
- ASIN: 1448692296
Region VII Threatened and Endangered Animal Species by State and County of Occurrence: Appendices C through G3
California's Wild Heritage: Threatened and Endangered Animals in the Golden State
CHECKLIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED ANIMALS AND PLANTS OF ILLINOIS
The Rhino: A MyReportLinks.com book (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Endangered Animals: a Closer Look at the World's Threatened Species
The Gray Wolf (Endangered and Threatened Animals)
Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline and Strategies for Recovery
Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River
In 1988 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed two endemic fishes of the upper Klamath River basin of Oregon and California, the sucker and the Lost River sucker, as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1997, the National Marine Fisheries Service added the Southern Oregon Northern coastal California (SONCC) coho salmon as a threatened species to the list. The leading factors attributed to the decline of these species were overfishing, blockage of migration, entrainment by water management structures, habitat degradation, nonnative species, and poor water quality. Endangered and Threatened Fishes of the Klamath River Basin addresses the scientific aspects related to the continued survival of coho salmon and shortnose and Lost River suckers in the Klamath River. The book further examines and identifies gaps in the knowledge and scientific information needed for recovery of the listed species and proves an assessment of scientific considerations relevant to strategies for promoting the recovery of those species. Table of ContentsFront MatterSummary1. Introduction2. Land Use and Water Management3. Current Status of Aquatic Ecosystems: Lakes4. Current and Historical Status of River and Stream Ecosystem5. Fishes of the Upper Klamath Basin6. Causes of Decline...
- ASIN: 0309090970
Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened Species
Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened
No animal is more symbolic of the Arctic than the polar bear. In the short space of 150,000 years, it has undergone behavioural and physiological changes to evolve from a grizzly bear into the most specialized predator of the Arctic sea ice. Yet, its survival is now threatened by global warming. Renowned Polar bear scientist Dr. Ian Stirling compresses 40 years of research on these iconic mammals into a new and comprehensive natural history. In accessible language, he explains their evolution, life history, behaviour, how they are researched, and the current threat to their very existence. He also explains why polar bears of Hudson Bay have become so important to our understanding of the species, and how Churchill became The Polar Bear Capital of the World
- Brand: Brand: Fitzhenry n Whiteside
- ASIN: 1554551552