Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2015. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.
Produced in collaboration with WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Programme Office (MWIOPO), this beautiful book provides a fascinating introduction to one of the world's great biological treasures, the highly threatened Spiny forest. Lavishly illustrated with stunning images and including an authoritative, fully referenced text, the book begins by introducing the diverse endemic flora and fauna of the region before exploring how people have shaped today's landscapes and biodiversity. Continuing with a discussion of the varied conservation actions now being implemented to save this fragile region and an overview of its protected areas, this accessible book will appeal to wildlife lovers and conservationists the world over, and leave readers rushing to pack their suitcases.
Price: $95.00 AU