Dave Foreman is one of North America's most creative and effective conservation leaders, an outspoken proponent of protecting and restoring the earth's wildness, and a visionary thinker. Over the past thirty years, he has helped set direction for some of our most influential conservation organizations, served as editor and publisher of key conservation journals, and shared with readers his unique style and outlook in widely acclaimed books, including The Big Outside and Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. In Rewilding North America, Foreman takes on arguably the biggest ecological threat of our time: the global extinction crisis. He not only explains the problem in clear and powerful terms, but also offers a bold, hopeful, scientifically credible, and practically achievable solution. Foreman begins by setting out the specific evidence that a mass extinction is happening and analyzes how humans are causing it. He describes recent discoveries in conservation biology that call for wildlands networks instead of isolated protected areas, and shows how wildlands networks are a logical next step for the conservation movement.
The final section describes specific approaches for designing such networks and offers concrete and workable reforms for establishing them. The author closes with an inspiring and empowering call to action for scientists and activists alike. Rewilding North America offers both a vision and a strategy for reconnecting, restoring, and rewilding the North American continent, and is an essential guidebook for anyone concerned with the future of life on earth.
Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm