Wild Catalina Island Author : Frank J. Hein Publisher : Arcadia Publishing Total Pages : 144 Release : 2013-03-26 ISBN 10 : 9781614239185 ISBN 13 : 1614239185 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Wild Catalina Island Book Description: A year-round escape for one million annual tourists, Catalina Island is gaining popularity as a world-class eco-destination. Eighty-eight percent of the island is under the watch of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves, manages and restores the island's unique wild lands. Bison, foxes and bald eagles are its best-known inhabitants, but Catalina is home to more than sixty other animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. And they are all within the boundaries of one of the world's most populous regions: Los Angeles County. Biologists Frank Hein and Carlos de la Rosa present a highly enjoyable tour through the fascinating origins, mysterious quirks and ecological victories of one of the West Coast's most remarkable places.