Animals on the edge: science races to save species threatened with extinction

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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.
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table_of_contents Animals in danger : Nowhere to hide -- Protecting animals -- Global warming -- Why worry about animals? Counting heads (and tails) : Canines for conservation -- The census counts -- Barcode of life -- Tracking them down -- Sea survey -- Smile! -- If you cannot look, listen. The law is on their side : DNA detectives -- Looking out for bears -- Meet a conservation biologist. Helping Mother Nature : Captive breeding programs -- Survival school -- Improving the gene pool -- Seeing double -- A zoo without elephants? -- Copy cats. Determined detectives : Calling all amphibians! -- Fungus fighters -- Clues to the cause -- Looking for a cure -- Unbalanced habitats. A view from above : Rain forests of the sea -- Biodiversity -- Eye in the sky -- Coral reef fast facts -- Truth on the ground.
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title Animals on the edge : science races to save species threatened with extinction
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