Richard Conniff Quotes

We are turning the world into a McDonald’s ecosystem with the same species living roughly the same way everywhere.

 
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International travel and globalization have brought species of plants and animals to areas where they were previously unknown to such a degree that plants that Americans and Englishmen think of as native were actually brought from Nepal or Turkey hundreds of years ago. Animals have “hitched” rides on ships and planes to new areas where they thrive.

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Richard Conniff is an American non-fiction writer, specializing in human and animal behavior. He has collected tarantulas in the Peruvian Amazon, tracked leopards with Kung San hunters in the Namibian desert, climbed the Mountains of the Moon in western Uganda, and trekked through the Himalayas of Bhutan in pursuit of tigers and the mythical migur. The New York Times Book Review says,

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