Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink/Desde el Umbral de la Extinción
Mittermeier, R.A., Rylands, A.B.,Sechrest, W.,Langhammer, P.,Mittermeier, J.C., Parr, M., Konstant, W., And Mast, R.B.


Senior Editor: Cristina Mittermeier

CEMEX Nature Series



Back from the Brink, written by leading international conservationists presents—with awe-inspiring photographs—the species that have been saved from the “brink of extinction” through the resolve and collaborative initiatives of individuals, communities, organizations, and governments over the past decades.

The book profiles in-depth 25 threatened species and in all includes the stories of nearly 100 species—some formerly believed extinct—that have been successfully rescued. The detailed information underscores the urgent need to work together to prevent further loss of nature’s diversity and beauty and to mitigate the causes of climate change. As ongoing destruction, degradation, and fragmentation of the planet’s natural ecosystems increases to make way for human populations, we must combine forces to ensure the right balance between urban growth and natural ecosystems.

The beauty in these pages serve as an inspiration for our collective work and our shared future.