The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird: The Discovery and by Alvin Powell

By Alvin Powell

• Real-life medical adventure
• A thought-provoking exploration of the way the Endangered Species Act works--and the way it fails
Thirty years in the past, researchers came upon a formerly unknown species of poultry within the rain-soaked and distant mountains of Hawaii. As they studied the creature--which sported a black masks and used to be known as the po'ouli--they quickly discovered that its inhabitants was once shrinking fast, they usually labored frantically to determine what was once killing the species and the way they may hinder its extinction. This fast moving account in their paintings, performed in a single of the world's such a lot inhospitable environments, describes a stirring struggle for survival. It additionally illustrates the problem of shielding endangered species in a quickly altering world.

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