The world has
witnessed profound changes over the past 50 years, including the
destruction of the natural environment and loss of biodiversity.
the world’s largest feline, has lost 90% of its territory and only
about 400 specimens survive because of illegal killing, loss of habitat
and natural prey.
with barely a few hundred surviving in nature, unacceptable amounts of
these turtles are exported as illegal contraband and sold by pet
The IUCN devised in 1964 what is now known as the IUCN Red List,
a compendium of over 73 thousand species that are often ignored but are
vital for the conservation ecosystems and hence for human life itself.
The IUCN Red List has become
the most comprehensive source of information on the status of the
world’s species of animals, fungi, and plants, and one of our best
weapons to address and counter the crisis of extinction.
CEMEX, in partnership with the IUCN, has published the second volume of its Nature Series, The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation.
Edited by Cristina
Mittermeier, photographer, conservationist, and founder of the
International League of Conservation Photographers, this book presents a
wonderful fusion of expert, eloquent prose with spectacular images of
species that have already benefited through the efforts resulting from
the list, as well as others that aren’t well known or ignored, but which
also require rapid intervention to prevent their extinction.
Through this book, CEMEX
invites you to actively participate in the future of our planet and take
initiatives to protect and celebrate its amazing natural diversity. For
more information, please contact us at email@example.com
About CEMEX Book Series:
Since 1993, CEMEX has been honoured to work with many of the world’s most
dedicated conservation organizations to create impressive photography books
related to the environment. This array of 20 books became the Conservation Book
This year, we are pleased to launch the new Nature Series, promoting and
developing a culture of appreciation and respect for nature, not only among our
own stakeholders—employees, investors, and business partners—but also within the
We firmly believe that together we can all make a significant contribution to
discussions and actions that improve and preserve our environments in every
corner of the planet.
Content taken from http://www.cemex.com/SustainableDevelopment/NatureBook2013.aspx