Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife

by Amy Cherrix

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Overview


North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizen scientists, are trying to answer to these questions and more. Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears—and other animals around the globe—who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.

What happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears—and other animals around the globe—who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.
     North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizens, are trying to answer to these questions and more. 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328858689
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 656,262
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NC1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author


Amy Cherrix holds a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College and works as a children’s book buyer at a fiercely independent bookstore. She is the author of the Scientists in the Field title Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code.  www.amycherrix.com

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