29 January 2007
I can't really point to a specific incident that caused me to feel strongly about endangered species. I do know that I've always enjoyed learning about interesting plants and animals (and they're all interesting, if you look hard enough). Probably, it's the thought that I may never get to hear the booming calls of the New Zealand kakapo, or see a black-footed ferret peeping out of an abandoned prairie dog mound in South Dakota, or swim in salty blue water with a leather back turtle. I may not get to do some of these things even if all endangered species survive years into the future, but I'd rather live in a world where the possibility exists.