|About the Book|
Does science sometimes seem dry and boring? Why do we need to learn about it? Why Science Matters demonstrates how the science we learn at school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve our lives-or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies.In Protecting Threatened Species, we find out how a significant proportion of the worlds wildlife is under threat and about the efforts being made to preserve habitats and species. We learn how scientists monitor and analyze threatened populations, how they manage conservation programs, and we look at the range of technologies available in the fight to prevent species from becoming extinct.