Vanishing Wildlife of Latin America

Vanishing Wildlife of Latin America

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1981
Series: Vanishing Wildlife

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This beautifully illustrated book completes a distinguished trilogy that Robert McClung has been working on for over ten years. Together with the earlier titles Lost Wild America and Lost Wild Worlds, it chronicles the history of wildlife over the world and records the current status of the various species.

Central and South America encompass many kinds of terrain from the mountains of the Andes to the rain forests of the Amazon, and so not surprisingly the indigenous species display an equal variety. Many are found in no other place on the globe. Birds include the colorful macaws and legendary quetzal of Mexico, mammals the prized chinchilla and awesomely beautiful jaguar, and insects the spectacular morpho butterflies, the largest of which has a wingspread of nearly seven inches.

How these animals are surviving in the face of growing human encroachment and the wildlife management practices that have been devised to protect them are described here in authoritative detail. A synthesis of information from a vast range of sources, this work will be hailed by all present and future conservationists.

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