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We live in a time of serious environmental catastrophes. Every year we lose thousands of species, even as others slip deeper into danger.
The extinction crisis is well known; what is not are stories of people trying to turn the tide. In Rewilding, environmental journalist Bahar Dutt documents stories of hope for India's natural world. She meets people who are trying to conserve species not just by replenishing their dwindling numbers, but also by restoring their habitats in the wild. This means going to great lengths, from airlifting corals from coast to coast, to going undercover as a spy to check the availability of toxic drugs that wiped out a bird. In the process, Bahar learns that though it may not offer easy answers, rewilding can offer great rewards. And that news about the environment doesn't always have to be bad.
Map: Species and Habitats Featured in This Book
2. Bringing Back Stripey
3. This Little Piggy Found His Way Back Home
4. How to Raise Baby Turtles and Gharials
5. Once I Caught a Fish Alive
6. The Vultures Have Landed
7. The Return of the Unicorns
8. Of Pigeons and Paradoxes: Why Urban Rewilding Matters
9. Rewilding the Blue
10. Restoring the Ark to Park Continuum
About the Author
Bahar Dutt is a conservation biologist and an award-winning environmental journalist who has reported on some of the most pressing issues of our times.
"An important and beautifully written book."
– Jane Goodall, primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace