Getting stressed out about climate change and endangered species? These books look at all the wonderful positive things that are happening, often due to passionate people who pursue their cause. It’s not always good to bury your head in the sand and avoid the ‘negative’ issues. But once you know the facts, it’s then important to do something about it, rather than just listening to non-stop drip-fed negative news. For gardening tips, see make your garden safe for pets to know toxic plants, mulches etc to avoid.
Happy Stories for Nature Lovers is a cheerful compendium of true stories of those who are giving a helping hand, for nature to come bouncing back. From tiger numbers (which are roaring back in India and Nepal, following conservation efforts) to ecosystem restoration success stories (such as the return of grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park), these uplifting tales show there is hope for our precious planet. Learn how the removal of dams on the Rogue River in Oregon restored the wild salmon habitats, and how humpback whale numbers are up to historic numbers, due to global whaling bans. And how England’s The Children’s Forest project is foresting local areas.
The Story of Climate Change combines history with science, to chart the changes in Earth’s climate and learn about the causes (such as factory farming and pollution) and its effects on humans and animals across the world. Then discover practical ways to help, like swapping meat for plant foods and using green energy.
It’s a Wonderful World is a beautifully illustrated guide to teach young readers how to protect the planet and change the world. Find an excellent introduction to nature conservation and a unique guide to studying ecosystems and biodiversity, with graphic illustrations and stunning photos, and an enthralling insight into lesser-known animals that inhabit the natural world. For children age 7 to 9, from plastic pollution to snow leopards.
Bringing Back the Wolves is the story of how a program managed to reverse the decline of grey wolves. In 1926, there were none left in Yellowstone National Park. Along with a landscape in distress, a remarkable restoration took place, and the book also includes educational back matter like a glossary and food web infographics.
One Home is a glorious journey by Hiba Noor Khan who meets 18 inspiring young activists who are taking a stand against climate change. With gorgeous illustrations, meet them as they travel to locations, protecting endangered habitats, experiencing new cultures and includes a toolkit for young naturalists. And simple activitities we can all do from home, to help protect the planet.