Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction (Hardcover)
Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction
Thames & Hudson, 9780500543825, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
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In his concise, compelling reports, Weston goes behind simplistic headlines of good versus evil, of innocent creatures assailed by greedy, selfish humans. Instead he investigates all sides of the story, talking to villagers, officials, scientists, poachers, hunters, and conservation workers. What becomes powerfully clear is the need for solutions that work for people as well as animals. The reasons that animals are endangered are many--from habitat destruction and illegal hunting to global warming--but there is one common factor: the conflict between animals and people sharing the same piece of land is intensifying.