The heroes of the Indianapolis Prize have embarked on some of the most courageous journeys to save wild things and wild places.
In a time when conservation is at a critical juncture, a new book takes readers across the globe, into the forests of Madagascar to find a lemur once thought extinct to tracking African elephant herds and discovering new animals in Suriname. In Saving Endangered Species, you’ll hear the inspiring stories of each Indianapolis Prize Winner and the recipients of the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award — Jane Alexander, Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford — in their own words.
Each chapter offers the author’s unique perspective on the state of wildlife conservation and the future of the natural world. They provide the narrative of the vital work that earned them the world’s leading award for animal conservation, while also aiming to win new recruits, inspire fellow conservationists in the field, and illustrate the professions scientific tenets.
Saving Endangered Species also covers important issues like human-wildlife conflict, habitat loss and the illegal wildlife trade. This book gives readers a first-person look into the commitment and passion it takes to be a champion for our planet.