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Island Studies Press releasing first book dedicated to P.E.I. mammals

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Island Studies Press will launch the new book, "Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters", Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown. - 123RF Stock Photo

Island Studies Press will launch the new book, "Mammals of Prince Edward Island and Adjacent Marine Waters", Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown. 

The launch will take place as part of Nature P.E.I.’s December meeting. All are welcome.

This long-overdue book provides a comprehensive guide to the Island’s terrestrial and marine mammals.

Rooted in historical accounts and local research, it illuminates the lives of P.E.I. mammals, large and small. 

From the little brown bat to Sowerby’s beaked whale, this book highlights each species in illustrated detail and outlines the continued need for conservation efforts in the province. 

Written by leading experts in the field, this collection gathers local history and scientific knowledge into one volume. It includes French and Mi’kmaq species’ names, colour illustrations, range maps and tracks. 

The book is co-authored by Rosemary Curley, retired wildlife biologist and Nature P.E.I. president; Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust, professor emeritus at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI; Donald F. McAlpine, head of the department of natural history, New Brunswick Museum; Kimberly Riehl, a resource management officer with Parks Canada; and J. Dan McAskill, a retired forest manager and wildlife biologist.

Curley started working on the book in 2015, gathering local research, bringing other authors on board and raising funds for the project. 

For more information, contact Bren at ispstaff@upei.ca or call 902-566-0386.

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