An Atlas of Endangered Animals review: Great stories to prompt action

An Atlas of Endangered Animals review: Great stories to prompt action


Megan McCubbin’s mini-anthology of animals at risk is full of striking tales, including ones about snow leopards and partying orcas. It should provide a powerful motivation for concerned humans

By Jack Ashby

Male and female snow leopards come together.

Globally, only between 4000 and 6000 snow leopards remain

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An Atlas of Endangered Species

Megan McCubbin (Hachette)

THREE species become extinct every single hour and most aren’t scientifically described – lost before they were found. This shocking statistic from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity is one driver behind a new mini-anthology, An Atlas of Endangered Species. It is an accessibly written tour of species on the brink by rising star Megan McCubbin, a younger naturalist and science communicator.

McCubbin came to prominence appearing alongside her activist-broadcaster stepfather Chris Packham in …

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