Bringing Conservation to Cities
Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
There is growing interest in re-connecting urban residents with nature, but most conservationists want to work in pristine areas, and most urban areas are considered too degraded to rank high on conservation priority lists. Bringing Conservation to Cities is a timely and informative exposé of what it takes to foster a conservation ethic in a major urban area—complete with critical lessons learned—and to simultaneously inspire and develop the next generation of urban conservationists. The book explores the new urban conservation frontier, with its numerous challenges and opportunities, and fosters more urban conservation initiatives throughout the world.
Series: Ecovision World Monograph
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
282 pages| 6 in x 9 in
John H. Hartig is refuge manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and serves on the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy board of directors. He is an award-winning author on conservation science.
Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist
Michigan Nature Association Edward G. Voss Conservation Science Award
John Muir Conservationist of the Year
Independent Publisher Living Now Book Awards, Bronze Award (Green Living)