Ricky Gervais endorses ‘awesome’ wildlife book about bears

Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is supporting a new wildlife book in hopes of raising awareness and funding to protect globally threatened bear species.

emembering Bears is the seventh and latest book in a Memorable Wildlife series that chronicles elephants, rhinos, lions and cheetahs.

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A Brown bear with his cubs. Tin Man Lee / Remembering the Bears

Gervais endorsed the publication, saying: “A wonderful book that shows how beautiful bears are and what we will lose if we don’t stand up for them now. They deserve better.”

Award-winning wildlife film producer Gordon Buchanan wrote the foreword to the book, part of a series founded by Margot Raggett, which has raised more than £950,000 for conservation through book sales. .

There are eight species of bears – American black bears, Andean bears, Asiatic black bears, brown bears, giant pandas, polar bears, sloth bears and sun bears – and they are all featured in the new book, in images created by many of the best people in the world give. wildlife photographer.

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A polar bear in the frozen wilderness. Marsel van Oosten / Remember the Bears

The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists six of the bear species as vulnerable or endangered due to pressures ranging from climate change to human-wildlife conflict – and right away. Even the least-concerned bear species, such as brown bears, are at risk of being lost to the benefit of certain countries.

Profits from the book will be donated to initiatives that ensure the future of the bear, and its stunning images have been donated by 85 of the world’s top wildlife photographers, including Marsel van Oosten, Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Greg du Toit and Daisy Gilardini, with cover photo by Morten Jorgensen.

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