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Zoos
Un nouveau pacte avec la nature

Once the subject of harsh criticism, zoos have evolved. They are no longer places to lock depressed animals up and watch them pace back and forth. Not only do zoos now provide livable habitats to the many species they house, they have also become key players in the protection and defense of biodiversity.

As our planet is undergoing the sixth phase of mass extinction in its history, it has in fact become essential to safeguard the ever-more-threatened existence of wildlife: rhinoceroses, pandas, oryxes and panthers are not the only ones to find refuge in zoos. Even turtles, frogs and more are protected by programs that breed and preserve species, and and reintroduce them into the wild.

Along with this fundamental mission come multiple challenges, particularly concerning educating the general public: with over 700 million visitors a year (10% of the world’s population), zoos have become the only place where many children – and adults – are exposed to the experience of nature, the only thing that can truly awaken them to the new pact for which the author has high hopes.

A New Pact with Nature is meant as a defense of zoos, which are no longer places where depressed animals are locked up to pace in their cages. Not only do zoos now provide livable habitats to the many species they house, they have also become key players in the protection and defense of biodiversity.

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  • Publication date : 21/03/2019
  • Size : 13 x 20,5 cm, 128 p., 12,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03218-3
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