Animals on the Edge
Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction
- ISBN 9780500543825
- 23.50 x 22.00 cm
- 179 Illustrations, 179 in colour
- First published 2009
‘It is impossible to ignore the book’s poignancy and passionate cry for awareness and action. This is an important collection that absolutely deserves your attention’ – Outdoor Photography
‘Stunning … striking photographs and compelling narratives’ – RSPCA Animal Life
Here is the most up-to-date visual survey of our planet’s rare and endangered mammals, combining stunning imagery with an impassioned message
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ produced by International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of plant and animal species. ‘The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever.’ – IUCN World Conservation Congress
Chris Weston and Art Wolfe are among the finest wildlife photographers at work today as well as being passionate advocates of wildlife conservation. This book showcases their photographs of sixty threatened mammals that feature on the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, the authoritative guide to the status of species worldwide.
Wherever he has travelled, Chris Weston has investigated the realities of conservation on the ground. He has talked to villagers, officials, scientists, conservation workers, campaigners – even poachers. What becomes powerfully clear is the need for solutions that work for people as well as animals. For while the threats are many – from habitat destruction and illegal hunting to global warming – there is one common factor: intensifying conflict between animals and people sharing the same piece of land.
Chris Weston is a wildlife photographer and photojournalist specializing in mammals. He is the author of over fifteen photography books and a regular contributor to photography journals and magazines.
Art Wolfe is a prolific photographer of the natural world whose images are recognized and loved throughout the world. He has released over forty-five books of his work.
See the photofeatures in the Animals on the Edge website