Wildlife Crossings

Protecting Animal Pathways Around the World

Illustrator: Christiane Engel

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Otter-Barry Books

Age 6+

Picture Books Nature, The Natural World Social Issues: Environment & Green Issues

An important and unique information book based on the latest scientific research, showing how people across the world are creating ‘wildlife corridors’ to help animals move safely between wildlife areas.

Our planet is criss-crossed by a network of ancient pathways, reflecting the journeys of millions of animal species in search of food, water, safety and mates. But human development is blocking these vital ‘ribbons of life’. Animal habitats are shrinking into isolated and unconnected patches of nature.

Track the journeys of seven amazing animals. Discover why they are in trouble, follow their journeys and find out how scientists and campaigners across the world are creating ‘wildlife corridors’ to keep animals safe and on the move.

Discover…elephant crossings in India hedgehog highways in the UK ‘Spoonie’ flyways in Asia fish ladders in Germany gibbon canopy bridges in the People’s Republic of China bear bridges in Canada cougar crossings in the USA.


Catherine Barr is a leading author on science and nature topics for young children. Her previous books for Otter-Barry are Red Alert: 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive; Invisible Nature: A Secret World Beyond Our Senses (winner of the Teach Primary science book prize) and most recently Water: Protect Freshwater to Save Life on Earth (2022). Catherine lives near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Christiane Engel has a BA in children’s art and an MA in Children’s Illustration. She works with soft pencil, acrylics, watercolour and digital media. Her first book for Otter-Barry Books was Water: Protect Freshwater to Save Our Earth. Christiane lives in Kent.

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