Protecting Nature Usually Includes Removing Invasive Species
And yes, there are a hundred other man-made obstacles as well. But most everyone knows the damage caused by the elm-bark beetle, rabbits introduced into Australia and the American south’s battle with kudzu.
But I read a Guardian article the other day, titled Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists. The subtitle is almost more interesting to me: ‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss.
If your hound is hunting for ‘urgent coordinated action’ in the United States these days, he’s barking up the wrong tree.
I’m very much afraid that particular species went extinct a long time ago, starved to death by what was supposed to be its protector—bipartisanship in government. We once haggled with one another in the spirit of listening, finding solutions both liberals and conservatives could live with and sending proposals to the Senate, where details were worked out in a colleg…