No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations (2020)

No Way Home The Decline of the World s Great Animal Migrations Animal migration is a magnificent sight a mile long blanket of cranes rising from a Nebraska river and filling the sky hundreds of thousands of wildebeests marching across the Serengeti a blaze of ora
  • Title: No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations
  • Author: David S. Wilcove
  • ISBN: 9781559639859
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations
    Animal migration is a magnificent sight a mile long blanket of cranes rising from a Nebraska river and filling the sky hundreds of thousands of wildebeests marching across the Serengeti a blaze of orange as millions of monarch butterflies spread their wings to take flight Nature s great migrations have captivated countless spectators, none so than premier ecologisAnimal migration is a magnificent sight a mile long blanket of cranes rising from a Nebraska river and filling the sky hundreds of thousands of wildebeests marching across the Serengeti a blaze of orange as millions of monarch butterflies spread their wings to take flight Nature s great migrations have captivated countless spectators, none so than premier ecologist David S Wilcove In No Way Home, his awe is palpable as are the growing threats to migratory animals We may be witnessing a dying phenomenon among many species Migration has always been arduous, but today s travelers face unprecedented dangers Skyscrapers and cell towers lure birds and bats to untimely deaths, fences and farms block herds of antelope, salmon are caught en route between ocean and river, breeding and wintering grounds are paved over or plowed, and global warming disrupts the synchronized schedules of predators and prey The result is a dramatic decline in the number of migrants Wilcove guides us on their treacherous journeys, describing the barriers to migration and exploring what compels animals to keep on trekking He also brings to life the adventures of scientists who study migrants Often as bold as their subjects, researchers speed wildly along deserted roads to track birds soaring overhead, explore glaciers in search of frozen locusts, and outfit dragonflies with transmitters weighing less than one one hundredth of an ounce Scientific discoveries and advanced technologies are helping us to understand migrations better, but alone, they won t stop sea turtles and songbirds from going the way of the bison or passenger pigeon What s required is the commitment and cooperation of the far flung countries migrants cross long before extinction is a threat As Wilcove writes, protecting the abundance of migration is key to protecting the glory of migration No Way Home offers powerful inspiration to preserve those glorious journeys.
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    One Reply to “No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations”

    1. David Wilcove, an ecologist at Princeton University, chronicles the demise of many of the world s greatest animal migrations in this book which is highly readable and very absorbing Not just birds, but wildebeests in Africa, salmon in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Monarch butterflies, whales, sea turtles and The causes are myriad farming and ranching are, of course, among the biggest culprits, but so is development in general, and sometimes in surprising ways Simply turning on the porch ligh [...]

    2. This is a great book for a non fiction about animal migration It is informative and written in language that non scientific types can understand I now have a much better understanding of the issues conservationists face when trying to convince countries states land owners that preservation of a species is worth whatever sacrifice is needed.

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