Educator, photographer Diane Brischke explores animals' path between endangered and extinct

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New book shows man-made detriments to the survival of select species

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I want to share my knowledge with today’s youth in the hopes of motivating future generations to protect and preserve endangered animals

According to the World Wide Fund For Nature, today’s rapid loss of species is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.

With more than 35 years of experience in education, Diane Brischke works to not only teach people of all ages the value of animals, but also to shed light on the dramatic depletion in numbers of many endangered species due to man-made causes, like climate change, habitat loss and pollution. An advocate of the positive work zoos and aquariums do, Brischke seeks to inspire fellow animal lovers to participate in the conservation efforts.

“Throughout the years, my goal has always been to make people aware of the environmental crisis our planet faces regarding our animals and oceans,” Brischke said. “I hope I encourage others, especially children, to learn more and take an interest in helping.”

Brischke’s new book, “Now You See Me,” shares an informative, engaging and concise look at a variety of endangered animals, including the cause of their current path to extinction. Brischke, an avid photographer, uses some of her own photographs throughout the book to provide vibrant, clear pictures of the selected species.

“In addition to my years volunteering and supporting various conservation organizations, I’ve taken several classes on species and behaviors which inspired me to learn more about the crisis our planet is facing and conduct my own research,” Brischke said. “I want to share my knowledge and experience with today’s youth in the hopes of motivating future generations to protect and preserve endangered animals.”

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“Now You See Me: From Endangered to Extinction”
By: Diane Brischke
ISBN: 978-1-4797-5156-3
Retail price: $31.99
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and

About the author
Diane Brischke volunteers as the Director of Youth Education at a Detroit aquarium and was a senior docent at a zoo. Using her multiple years of experience in teaching and education, she has led outreach programs at schools, retirement homes and church groups. She hopes to create a better quality of life for animals by helping to raise awareness through photography and writing. Brischke currently lives in Eastpointe, Michigan.

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