672 pages, 229 col plates, distribution maps.
An essential reference for anyone involved in protecting the environment, this book identifies and describes Virginia's endangered species and suggests ways that they might be managed to ensure their survival. It incorporates the contributions of more than eighty biologists. The volume provides extensive information for each endangered species, including a description, a written summary and a map of its distribution in Virginia and North America, an overview of its natural history, a synopsis of its legal and recommended statuses, a discussion of threats to its continued survival in Virginia, and recommendations for its conservation. Color photographs are included for most of the plants and animals described in the book. Virginia's Endangered Species, first published in 1991, won the 1992 Outstanding Book Award from the Wildlife Society, Southeastern Section, and was cited by the American Library Association as one of the nation's Notable Government Documents in 1993.
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