Thursday, August 17, 2017

Endangered Species: Don't ever say goodbye!

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog

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) Parks and Wildlife Center QC

Sea eagle, La Union Botanical Garden, Cadaclan, San Fernando LU

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. ~

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