Tracking Gobi Grizzlies – by Doug Chadwick

November, 8 2016  |  by kevin Back »

Tracking Gobi Grizzlies: Surviving Beyond the Back of Beyond

An adventure memoir and an environmental parable emerges from within this portrait of a mysterious but critical species living in a seemingly desolate but actually widely diverse and threatened

Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Doug Chadwick


In the tradition of Douglas Chadwick’s best-selling adventure memoir, The Wolverine Way, Tracking Gobi Grizzlies creates a portrait of these rarest of bears’ fight for survival in one of the toughest, most remote settings on Earth. He demonstrates why saving this endangered animal supports an entire ecosystem made up of hundreds of interconnected plants and animals, from desert roses to Asiatic lynx and wild double-humped camels, all adapting as best they can to the effects of climate change. A parable of environmental stewardship in a legendary realm.

A founding board member of Vital Ground, Douglas H. Chadwick is a wildlife biologist who studied mountain goats and grizzlies in the Rockies, elephants in Africa, and whales in the world’s oceans. Chadwick began writing about natural history and conservation from national magazines, including National Geographic. He lives in Whitefish, Montana.

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Joe Riis is a wildlife biologist turned National Geographic photographer and a Young Explorers grantee. He lives in Bijou Hills, South Dakota.

* 288 pages, with full-color photographs throughout

* Hardcover book with jacket

* Published by Patagonia

* Printed on 100% post-consumer-waste recycled paper

* Made in Canada

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More information:

Read Doug Chadwick’s “Gobi Bear Update.” The Vital Ground Foundation has been a financial supporter of the Gobi Bear Project since 2012.

Read Doug Chadwick’s National Geographic piece, “Can World’s Rarest Bears Be Saved?

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