Posted by Stuart Marsden
Just in time for Christmas, a second edition of our book ‘Facing Extinction: The world's rarest birds and the race to save them’ has been published in paperback. The book, by Paul Donald of RSPB, Nigel Collar of BirdLife International, Debbie Pain from WWT, and myself, is about the world’s Critically Endangered birds. It has chapters looking at rarity, extinction, birds on islands and conservation efforts, but the bulk of the book is a series of cases studies on individual species. These include well-known birds such as Philippine Eagle and Spix’s Macaw, as well as some less-well known ones such as Royal Cincloides and Madagascar Pochard.
For a review of the first edition, see, for example, http://www.britishbirds.co.uk/book-reviews/facing-extinction-by-paul-donald-nigel-collar-stuart-marsden-and-deborah-pain.
For a preview or to purchase the book click here.
This edition is updated, based on status changes of the key species (especially the bird on the front cover, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper) and, importantly, is less than half the price of the hardback first edition. As with the first edition, all royalties from sales of the book go to BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme.