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The Atlas of Endangered Species

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals that 36 percent of assessed species are threatened with extinction: 21 percent of all known mammals, 30 percent of all known amphibians, 12 percent of all known birds, and 28 percent of reptiles, 37 percent of freshwater fishes, 70 percent of plants, 35 percent of invertebrates assessed are all under threat.

With 20 percent of these species facing extinction by 2030, this atlas traces those lost already as well as others threatened and surviving today.

It catalogues the inhabitants of different ecosystems, including forests, mangroves and coral reefs, and examines the major threats to biodiversity – from loss of habitat to hunting – as well as the steps being taken towards conservation.

Richard Mackay

is a specialist in environmental impact assessment and environmental policy maker for major companies. His wildlife surveys include a report for the Aride Island Nature Reserve, Seychelles. He is co-author of the World Health Organization's award-winning Inheriting the World: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment.

The Ecologist

Highly engaging...pictures, maps and graphics that bring immediately home the ever increasing crisis of extinction.

The Bookseller

The first fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the world's endangered plants and animals.

What on Earth

A pleasure to read...fantastic use of colour and photography.

Rocky Road

A must for budding botanists and ecologists.

British Ecological Society

Quite simply, every school and institution library should get a copy.

Entomofauna

A compact, clear and informative book that should have a place on the bookshelf of all readers interested in nature conservation.

US edition

ISBN: 9780520258624

UK edition

ISBN: 1853838748

German edition

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French edition

ISBN: 2746701618

Japanese edition

ISBN: 4621076434