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December 04, 2004

I love Hawaii but people are not good to or for that beautiful but fragile place

I found this story, Rare bird falls to avian malaria, this morning on BBC's RSS feed. The story talks about the Po'o-uli, a rare Hawaiian Honeycreeper pictured at the right, one of only three known individuals in it's species to still exist on Maui. This individual was trapped last year is a rather desperate attempt to start a captive breeding program before the species becomes extinct.

If you have an environmentalist bent, as I do, I strongly suggest you read the article. I also have to underline that I read this in the BBC NOT an American newsfeed. Sad but true that as a culture American is not understanding of the value of it's non-revenue producing resources.

I'm glad they saved some genetic material from the species for potential future cloning. I'd rather have a healthy naturally reproducing flock but if that is not possible, as it clearly is not at this late date, then some future intervention may be preferable to no Po'o-ulis, or other Honeycreepers, at all.

Posted by prolurkr at December 4, 2004 08:32 AM

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