Endangered Perspectives: Last of their kind

 Great Auks from Heinrich Harder's Tiere der Urwelt illustration \ Public domain.

Great Auks from Heinrich Harder’s Tiere der Urwelt illustration \ Public domain.

A highly under-rated and under-read journal is the Alternatives Journal – “Canada’s Environmental Voice”. I’ve found its articles very helpful over the years.

A recent article that caught my attention is Endangered Perspectives: Last of their kind. Endangered Perspectives, is helpful to teachers and students because it is short and to the point. It doesn’t candy-coat extinction but boldly tells of our collective abuse, focussing on three species close to our shores: the sea mink, the great auk and the passenger pigeon.

I don’t know how many times I’ve read about these species and their demise, but there is something in Zack Metcalfe’s telling that struck a chord with me. Perhaps it will with you, too.

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