With twenty percent of the earth's species facing extinction by 2030, this striking atlas brings up to date the data on those that have been lost already, those that are threatened, and those that are surviving today. Vividly illustrated with full-color maps and detailed graphics, The Atlas of Endangered Species catalogs the inhabitants of a wide variety of ecosystems, including forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. It examines the major threats to biodiversity, from loss of habitat to hunting, and describes the steps being taken toward conservation.
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Richard Mackay is a specialist in environmental-impact assessment and an environmental policy maker for major companies. He is coauthor of the World Health Organization's award-winning Inherit the Wind: The Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment.