Eternal Endemism The Kimberley: Endemic Frogs, Reptiles, Birds & Mammals
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By Craig Ward with Ian Morris
This visually stunning book is a celebration of the unique wildlife found only within The Kimberley, Western Australia. Endemic species are featured in full colour double page spreads, with subspecies and other notable animals included as short briefs.
In this book we showcase every endemic frog, reptile, bird and mammal found in The Kimberley, bringing up to date the list of unique animals of this region with a collection of full colour photographs never before assembled in a single volume. Recently described species are included as well as updates on the status of others, making this the most accurate and comprehensive listing in print.
The Kimberley is bordered cardinally by four striking features; to the west the Indian Ocean, to the north the Timor Sea, the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts and to the east the Northern Territory. It is a place of superlative natural beauty, a bio-diversity hot spot and a refuge for native plants and animals. The north-west Kimberley is the only place in Australia where no mammal extinctions have been recorded since European arrival.
The publication is a tribute to the photographers, biologists and folk who work there and a call to arms for conservation.
Release date: February 2017
About the Author
Craig Ward has a passion for global biodiversity conservation. In this second of eternal endemism’s multi-region series, Craig explores the Kimberley. He has led expeditions and carried out conservation research throughout Northern Australia, the Indo-Pacific and beyond for almost 20 years. Craig is the director of sevare Pty Ltd, a bespoke expedition company which supports conservation and charities in remote and fascinating parts of the world. Today he lives with his family in Tropical North Queensland and Singapore and embodies the eternal endemism© motto of “putting nature first.”