Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution
by Caroline Fraser
Metropolitan Books, 12/22/2009
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7826-8, ISBN10: 0-8050-7826-6,
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 416 pages, 1 8-pg. insert; 13 maps,
On sale December 22, 2009
Reviewed by Pamela Biery
Rewilding the World by Caroline Fraser is a methodical and lyrical report on global conservation efforts to establish and preserve migratory corridors. Fraser revisits Aldo Leopold’s remarkable A Sand County Almanac essay Thinking Like a Mountain, wherein Leopold realizes that killing a predator wolf carries serious implications for the rest of the ecosystem. Fraser traces projects seeded by thought leaders like Michael Soule and Reed Noss in their landmark 1998 Wild Earth article Rewilding and Biodiversity, traveling the globe to witness and report on rewilding projects now underway in North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Central and South America.