Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness (Hardcover)
★"An important book for helping kids see past the stereotypes of terrifying grizzly bears and join the call for conservation."--School Library Journal, starred review
Grizzlies are one of North America's most iconic wildlife species.
They once roamed across half the continent, but today the grizzly population has declined at an alarming rate and it is incredibly difficult to rebuild those numbers, especially in places with a lot of people. Yet grizzlies are key members of their ecological communities and a powerful symbol of wilderness. Filled with facts and richly illustrated with photos, Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness explores the biology of grizzlies and the vital ecological role these bears play, and it asks readers to consider what it takes to share the land with them. Learn from conservationists, scientists, Indigenous Peoples and young people who are working to ensure that grizzlies will be with us forever.
About the Author
Frances Backhouse studied biology in university and worked as a park naturalist and a biologist before becoming an environmental journalist and author. She is the author of Βeavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers and six books for adults, including Children of the Klondike. Camping is one of Frances's favorite ways to spend time outdoors. In bear country, she is extra careful to keep a clean campsite so she doesn't invite in any unwelcome wildlife visitors. Frances lives in Victoria, British Columbia.