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The Chiru of High Tibet
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Linda Wingerter
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Chiru of High Tibet
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs.  (2010) The Chiru of High Tibet.  Illustrated by Linda Wingerter.  Houghton Mifflin.

For more information about this book and curriculum connections, locate the December 2010 issue of Library Sparks for the "In the Spotlight" column featuring  The Chiru of High Tibet.  Column written by Sharron L. McElmeel

GEORGE SCHALLER

For more information about George Schaller,  one of the conservationists that began the efforts to locate and protect the Chiru's birthing ground, check the National Geographic Adventure magazine's site with the article discussing his lifetime achievement award and particularly his involvement with the Marco Polo sheep in the remote areas of Afghanistan.
Lifetime Achievement: Biologist George Schaller by Scott Wallace.—The Megafauna Man: Biologist George Schaller's 50-year career has been dedicated to species conservation.
Schaller was born in Berlin, Germany but moved to Missouri as a teen.  The Minnesota State University has a short profile of Schaller on a page on their site.


THE CHIRU

Check out these links for more information:
  • Can the Chiru be Saved? - A lesson plan guide from the writers of National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
xpeditions/lessons/11/g68/ridgeway.html



  • Animal Info — Chiru (Tibetan Antelope)
www.animalinfo.org/species/artiperi/panthodg.htm
  • Tibetan Antelope, Chiru — a page on the Ungulate site mounted by zoologist Brent Huffman
www.ultimateungulate.com/
  • Tibetan Antelope—Pantholops hodgsonii — information — Description — ARKive
www.arkive.org/tibetan-antelope
  • Tibetan Antelope - Wildlife Conservation Society
www.wcs.org/...tibetan-antelope.aspx

  • WWF for a Living Planet — WWF - Tibetan Antelope
wwf.panda.org/.../tibetan_antelope/
  • Tibetan Plateau Project | Chiru Fact Sheet
www.earthislandprojects.org/tpp/chirufacts.htm
  • ewildlife: the #1 Wildlife Content Site
www.ewildlife.com/adrusite/node/113



RICK RIDGEWAY

Check out these links for more information;

CONRAD ANKER

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GALEN ROWELL

Galen Rowell was the photographer who recorded much of the Chang Tang expedition (May 27 to June 25, 2002).  Unknown to his companions this was to be Galen Rowell's final assignment —an assignment that took four mountaineers to the remote calving grounds of the endangered Tibetan antelope.  Galen Rowell died in a plane crash in California in August 2002.
His photographs of the out-of-doors is legendary.

JIMMY CHIN

Check out these sites for more information:

SHAHTOOSH





Thinking About Other Endangered Animals

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has developed a list of books that will help readers think about other endangered animals on her blog entry Thinking About Other Endangered Animals.









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