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Visiting #LaReunion allowed for a very special adventure with my 8-month old son. We wanted to see one of the rarest birds in the world before it disappeared: the Reunion Cuckoo-shrike.

This is a thread about #birds, #birding, fatherhood, #biodiversity and #extinction ... 1/13
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 2. What does #extinction mean? What does it feel like? How does our species internalise, let alone rationalise, the loss of another?

Perhaps, like the Universe itself, the #anthropocene sixth mass extinction is too big, too abstract, just too *much*, for us to absorb.
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 3. So let's focus on just one species: a bird few have heard of, and fewer would likely think or care about. A type of cuckoo-shrike found only on #Reunion, the next-door island to my home in #Madagascar.

A bird from an island where avian extinctions have already occurred.
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A new study came out with some pretty interesting stuff: It turns out that restoring U.S. lands & coastal wetlands could reduce global warming much more than we previously thought! #conservationoptimism #conservation nytimes.com/2018/11/14/cli…
"Better management of forests, grasslands, and soils in the U.S. could offset as much 21% of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions -- roughly the same as taking away every single car and truck in the country off the road." (NYT)
This study advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/11/e… is the first to include the climate benefits of coastal wetlands & grasslands in a comprehensive mix along w/ forests and agriculture. (Source) & more info here: enn.com/articles/56040…
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