“For one species to mourn the death of another species is a new thing under the sun.” – Aldo Leopold 1948. Leopold wrote this about the loss of the passenger pigeon in 1914. How many have we lost since and how many more are we willing to loose?

So let’s loose the prairie chicken, then what’s next? And where do you finally say no, we don’t want to loose anymore? By the time you reach that point, maybe you are down to microtus and grasshoppers. – Fredrick Hamerstrom 1984

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