I am so pleased that my review of Roger Thompson’s No Word for Wilderness is available in Humanimalia’s current issue. (Volume 10 Number 2 Spring 2019).
“It is this directness about the local and global interconnections of money and politics driving extinction that sets Thompson’s book apart. If securing the future of a small surviving group of ancient bears in what has been called a backwater region in Italy may seem inconsequential to some readers, Thompson articulates in factual detail why it is not. Similar to other campaigns to save species, some successful, some not, the role of taxonomy looms large in saving the Abruzzo bears. The coastal wolves of North America (British Columbia and Alaska) and close neighbors of the bears of Abruzzo, the Apennine wolves, have benefited from the subspecies distinction in order to make a case for their place on the endangered species list and the protections that entails.” from my review in Humanimalia Another Word for Home