There’s a breed of chicken that’s slowing down copy on the Galapagos Islands which strains it up for extinction. We’re killing off whole species as a result of some cannot handle to select up after themselves. Litter is killing.
A few hundred and fifty years in the past, an explorer named Charles Darwin visited these islands on a ship named The Beagle. He found so many unknown species of vegetation and animals that he created a firestorm of curiosity in these mysterious islands that continues to burn. In the present day, journeys out of Lima, Peru (the closest port) are steady and stuffed to the max by individuals desirous to expertise the world.
Researchers go to this space and take residence specimens which have by no means been seen or recorded earlier than. However, with all that curiosity, an issue has surfaced. So many vacationers go to the world and depart trash on the seashores that ants have begun to infiltrate the world. Those self same ants are stinging and hampering the survival of the infant birds that dwell within the space. It sounds inane that one thing so careless as littering might obliterate a species however right here it’s, in dwelling colour, recorded by scientists who do not know how one can cease the injury.
On the opposite facet of the globe, I witnessed one other spectacle of man. In 1982, I used to be visiting London, England and I took a taxi, then a prepare, then a bus to go to Stonehenge. At that time, you would stroll amongst these humongous, towering stones and really feel their vitality.
Ten years later, I revisited those self same rocks and the world was roped off. Graffiti had been painted on one of many rocks. Taggers had hit the historic websites created by Druid clergymen (allegedly) centuries in the past as an historic calendar.
What does it take to infuse the Native American angle that emphatically says to depart an space the identical manner you discovered it? From the aboriginals in Australia to the Masaai tribes in Africa, the theme stays the identical. We aren’t right here to disturb the earth. And but, we do.
Right here in Texas, after months of ongoing effort, I picked up all of the trash alongside the highway main as much as my mom’s property. For less than a mile of highway, it took me a whole month to clear the left-behind beer cans, liquor bottles, cigarette packages, and many others., that lined the nation highway.
I am not condemning, condoning or trashing us (pardon the pun.) I am simply asking that we keep conscious because it pertains to our environment. All the time depart a spot in higher form than you discovered it. It is so simple as that.