Island Press

2 Books found

Books

  • Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine

    In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to ''bear farms'' where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally ...

  • Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    Striper Wars: An American Fish Story

    When populations of striped bass began plummeting in the early 1980s, author and fisherman Dick Russell was there to lead an Atlantic coast conservation campaign that resulted in one of the most remarkable wildlife comebacks in the history of fisheries. As any avid fisherman will tell you, the striped bass has long been a favorite at the American dinner table, in fact, we've been feasting on the fish from the time of the Pilgrims. By 1980 that ...