Monday, April 25, 2011

Endangered Species: Don't ever say goodbye!

Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
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Lesson: Let's protect threatened and endangered species. They are part of the Web of Life. Losing them means breaking the links of the chain, thus destroying the integrity of the system in which man is a part. List down the species of plants and animals that are threatened or endangered in your area or country. What can you do to protect them? Don't allow them to say goodbye. Research and present it in class or in an environment conference or workshop.

Specimens of endangered animal species, among them the Flying Lemur, Palawan Peacock, Porcupine, and Spotted Philippine Hawk. Former St Paul University Museum, QC

Philippine Eagle (formerly monkey eating eagle)

Sea eagle

Giant fruit bat. Lake Tikob, Tiaong, Quezon

Swordfish. Photo taken at San Fernando, La Union 2004


Never say goodbye, my friends in the wild,
Friends of my ancestors, of time long gone;
Survivors of the meteor's gale, Darwin's test,
By creation or evolution that you've come.

Never say goodbye, it's not coming or going,
As casual as among kin and friends;
Else death the consequence of your absence;
A link of the chain broken, and life ends.


I wish you to stay under the roof above -
The sky, although heavy and foul;
To stay on land, the field, hills and valleys,
Though crowded each soul yearning a bowl.

I shall protect your last bastion, just don't say
Goodbye. Else it's losing Paradise again,
All creatures become orphans of Mother Earth -
Lifeless - no one shall be left to gain. ~


Living with Nature, AVRotor

2 comments:

Jayvee said...

The increasing rate of endangered species was also the human race's fault. We are stewards of God's creation and it was us who were asked by God to care for these creatures. But what have we done? The people have become ignorant. All the effort that God has spent on us was put into waste. There are those who kill animals to earn a living. Others sell them for a good cause. This is a very sad reality. People became really greedy.

Jayvee said...

The increasing rate of endangered species was also the human race's fault. We are stewards of God's creation and it was us who were asked by God to care for these creatures. But what have we done? The people have become ignorant. All the effort that God has spent on us was put into waste. There are those who kill animals to earn a living. Others sell them for a good cause. This is a very sad reality. People became really greedy.