Lively, colorful, and skillfully made fabric ?ortraits?of 182 endangered species bring them to real, vibrant life. Each portrait features fascinating animal and plant facts from rescuers, scientists, conservationists, and more: where they live, what their superpowers are, why they are at risk, and how we can help. Dedicated and passionate people who work to protect endangered species share details of their roles and specialties, the planning behind conservation measures, threats to healthy habitats, and inspiring success stories. This book fosters eco-awareness and responsibility with a hopeful and positive tone, not only educating but inspiring action. A percentage of money earned by the author from the sale of this book will be donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy and to the WILD Foundation.
Others collect quilts, but Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto is a collector of quilters. Her artwork has been exhibited at local and national venues, and her sewn and written work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and books. She is the author of several books, including?Inspired by the National Parks: Their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives. www.inspiredquilts.com
Kim O?eefe Beck, PhD, board member, Defenders of Wildlife.?J. Drew Lanham, PhD, alumnus, distinguished professor of wildlife ecology, and master teacher, Clemson University; Audubon Society BOD member.?Wendy Strahm, former IUCN plants officer (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).?Peter Hodum,?associate professor, Biology Department and Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program, University of Puget Sound.?John Overland,?professional wetland specialist.Vance G. Martin, president, the WILD Foundation; Wilderness Foundation global founder-cochair, Wilderness Specialist Group, World Commission on Protected Areas / IUCN.?Janet Rachelow, University of Idaho.?Jim Witham, wildlife biologist (retired).