In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and Wumrecover may have been lost before this point.
Written and Photographed by Diane Brischke
According to the World Wide Fund For Nature, today’s rapid loss of species is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.
With more than 35 years of experience in education, Diane Brischke works to not only teach people of all ages the value of animals, but also to shed light on the dramatic depletion in numbers of many endangered species due to man-made causes, like climate change, habitat loss and pollution. An advocate of the positive work zoos and aquariums do, Brischke seeks to inspire fellow animal lovers to participate in the conservation efforts.
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"Giant pandas, with their unique colouring and gentle appearance, are endangered due to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, as well as the destruction of bamboo forests. Bamboo is the only food that these gentle bears eat.
These forests are also being cut down and their food supply is slowly decreasing and they must wander where they can find a plentiful supply in order for their species to survive. The panda is a solitary animal, coming together only to search for a mate. If the bamboo forests are harvested, they will not be able to feed their young, and the species will decrease rapidly."
Now You See Me
Diane's new book shares an informative, engaging and concise look at a varietyendangered animals, including the cause of their current path to extinction. Diane's photographs throughout the book provide vibrant, clear pictures of the selected species.
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Diane volunteers as the Director of Youth education at a Detroit aquarium and was a senior docent at a zoo. Using her multiple years of experience in teaching and education, she has led outreach programs at schools, retirement homes and church groups. She hopes to create a better quality of life for animals by helping to raise awareness through photography and writing. Bristle currently lives in Eastpointe, Michigan.