Win a hardback copy of Michael Blencowe’s new book, Gone!

This illuminating memoir is a must-read for anyone interested in wildlife conservation

Gone: A Search for what Remains of the World's Extinct Creatures by Michael Blencowe
Opens April 26, 2021 12:01 am
Closes May 24, 2021 11:59 pm

Propelled by his life-long fascination with extinct animals, dynamic naturalist Michael Blencowe has spent years travelling the world to gleam more information about our lost wildlife. Now, he’s encapsulated everything he’s learnt in an insightful new memoir, Gone – and if you enter this free competition, you could be in with a chance of winning your very own copy.


Following the extinction stories of 11 unique creatures, Gone takes the reader on an extraordinary journey across the globe and back in time, as Blencowe sets off to find out how each animal was discovered, what it was like and ultimately, why it’s no longer here. Whether he’s describing the majestic Great Auk, the legendary Dodo or the enchanting Xerces Blue, Blencowe’s beautiful writing – along with Jade They’s striking artwork – helps brings these ancient creatures back to life.

Stephen Rutt, author of best-selling book The Seafarers and Wintering, has expressed his enthusiasm for Blencowe’s new book:I really enjoyed Gone. It was an engaging and entertaining sprint through what we’ve lost and what remains.”

Indeed, in paying tribute to the animals we’ve lost, this poignant memoir reminds us to celebrate and protect the precious wildlife that exists today, both now and for generations to come. Sound like an inspiring read? You can order Gone here, or enter the competition below for your chance to win a free copy, with one lucky winner also being gifted an annual subscription to The Wildlife Trust.

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To be in with the chance of winning an annual subscription to The Wildlife Trust and hardback copy of Gone, simply answer the following question:

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Which of these animals is not currently extinct?

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