Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Saw this on Philip’s blog – and it dovetails with a blog post I am currently writing…so I thought it would be a nice, thought-provoking piece to share… –T /|\

Philip Carr-Gomm's Weblog

1384223_643101575712110_1343503109_nWe have a Remembrance Day for humans who have died in war, but what about the lost species – often made extinct because of human action?

I’ve just received this message from Vanessa Vine:

Remembrance for Lost Species: lest we forget. Three species are lost to eternity every hour.

Extinction is studied by scientists. Culturally, however, we risk forgetting the beauty and distinct life of extinct species and our historic relationship with past life forms.

This is a chance to learn and tell the stories of those lost in the sixth mass extinction, and to renew commitments to those remaining. Extinctions are invariably linked to the loss of cultures and places too.

In 2011 and 2012, people held species memorial events around the UK and internationally. This November 30th, hold your own extinction memorial event – or just light a candle. Let us know what you are planning and we…

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