Take Back Conservation


Take Back Conservation
by Dave Foreman

Second in the For the Wild Things series

For one hundred years, a network of lovers of wild places has fought to save wild things for their own sake, and has worked to set aside National Parks, Wilderness Areas, and other protected areas as the strongest tools to save wild things. But now, warns renowned environmentalist Dave Foreman, this old network of wilderness and wildlife conservationists is being undermined and weakened by "enviro-resourcists" -- those who say conservation is about people, not wild things. In the second book in the "For the Wild Things" series, Dave Foreman shows those who love wild things why and how they need to TAKE BACK CONSERVATION.

Dave Foreman has worked as a wilderness conservationist since 1971 with The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy, and from 1982 to 1988 was editor of the Earth First! Journal.

Foreman is founder of The Wildlands Project and was its chairman from 1991-2003 and executive editor or publisher of Wild Earth from 1991-2003. He was a member of the national Board of Directors of the Sierra Club from 1995 to 1997 and is a founder of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

Foreman was named by Audubon Magazine in 1998 as one of the 100 Champions of Conservation of the 20th Century. He is now the Executive Director and Senior Fellow of The Rewilding Institute, a conservation think tank advancing ideas of continental conservation.

Foreman is a backpacker, river runner, canoeist, fly-fisher, wilderness and wildlife photographer, and birder. His other books include The Lobo Outback Funeral Home (a novel), Confessions of an Eco-Warrior, The Big Outside (with Howie Wolke), and Rewilding North America. He lives in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

402 pages
6 x 9 inches