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Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World

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Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World

By by Pete Salmansohn  Stephen W. Kress

From Amazon: "There are many kinds of heroes in our world. In six multicolor, multicultural stories we’ll learn about grownups and young people fighting against the odds to save wild birds--and about the birds themselves, some on the brink of extinction.

Puppet shows are part of a Protection Through Pride program educating the indigenous people of the cloud forests of Chiapas, Mexico, so that they’ll join efforts to stop the habitat destruction and poaching threatening the colorful quetzals that share their forests. On Devil’s Slide Rock off the coast off California, we’ll watch young scientists brave the crashing surf and steep cliffs to restore a colony murres wiped out in an oil spill. Despite the tensions of war in Israel, work continues to keep a handsome falcon from disappearing, and in the vast and rural wetlands of southcentral China, we’ll see how the fates of black-necked cranes and impoverished villagers are tied together. Herculean efforts in New Zealand have helped save the black robin, once the world’s rarest songbird, and we’ll learn how an international team from the American zoos and oreganizations in Sarawak has come up with a surprising plan to save jungle hornbills from being hunted for their feathers."

Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Paperback: 39 pages
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers (September, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0884482766
ISBN-13: 978-0884482765
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.8 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

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