Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility

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A wonderful book by the IUCN Marine Conservation Sub-Committee:

 Adrift, Tales of Ocean Fragility, has been designed to showcase the diversity of life in the oceans and conservation challenges by telling the stories of 12 species, each facing different threats to their future. It highlights issues related to the conservation of some of the most interesting and least understood creatures on earth. “While their many problems herald massive challenges for us humans, their stories promise a better future as we learn to preserve them and the many benefits that they, in turn, give to us,” said Dr. Holly Dublin, Chair of IUCN Species Survival Commission. She added that the stories reveal some surprising successes and are a testament to the many thousands of volunteers of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission who alert the world to the condition of its natural heritage and seek solutions to ensure its future. “This book is a wake up call to urgently conserve marine life forms into the public eye through a series of compelling stories,” said Nicholas Pilcher, marine biologist and one of the authors of the book. “The marvelous tales assembled here are testament not only to the eccentricity of our marine life, but also the diversity of challenges and opportunities we face to conserve these species.”

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