My heart goes out to migratory birds (Eurasian Crane, one of my faves) to be honored on May 9
How wonderful to pick up positive news during lockdown
But there’s the same old song / Keeps a-pushin’ me along / Day by day, on and on / There’s a sound like molten gold / Keeps a-burnin’ into my soul / Oh yeah, to my soul
The finger we give to coal, gas, and oil producers
I’m not angry (angry). I’m not angry anymore (angry)
Arundhati Roy: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.”
ICF President Rich Beilfuss writes today about something I guess I’d been aware of at the periphery of my attention, without according it much importance. All 15 Crane species have, at least in the past and also undoubtedly in the present, been hit by black market wildlife traders. Apparently order for up to 500 cranes are placed in that market. Beilfuss stresses the excellent work done by ICF to battle Crane capture and sale. He also ponders if this current pandemic might stimulate greater global focus on wildlife markets, origins of many new diseases. I’m guessing we’ll never snuff out this horrendous activity completely but maybe increased penalties, etc. will ruin thieves’ profit margins.
(Photo by Jim Harris from the article)