There are currently 41,415 listed endangered vertebrate species, and over 16,000 of them are threatened with extinction. Some are well known, while others are at risk of being forgotten before they're gone. This book takes just 20 of these amazing creatures, from the 'celebrities' of the red list – the tigers, the northern white rhino, the kakapo – to the lesser-known, and sometimes lesser loved ones, and paints a portrait of them, their world, and the people trying to protect them. An Atlas of Endangered Animals is a beautifully illustrated, fascinating and important document of an incredible world at risk, and, just maybe, a handbook for restoring it.
Megan McCubbin is a zoologist, wildlife TV presenter, conservationist and photographer. Her interest stems from a childhood growing up in and around the Isle of Wight Zoo, which specialises in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-circus and pet trade animals. She most recently presented Winterwatch alongside Chris Packham, is the founder of The Self-Isolating Bird Club on Twitter, and co-founder of Wildlife Rebellion. A keen photographer, in 2019 she was appointed as the coordinator and judge of Young Bird Photographer of the Year.