Losing Our Fellow Creatures: UN Environment Programme Launches International Poster Biennial on Biodiversity

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I feel that the issue of our loss of biodiversity – the millions of species of animals, birds, plants, insects that we have the honor of sharing this Planet with – has been somewhat sidelined in the discussions on climate change. 
And yet – news stories appear almost daily that fill my heart with deep sadness. Two subspecies of the Giraffe – a beloved animal of my childhood imagination – are now officially listed as “Critically Endangered.” Every time a hurricane hits our region, we fear for the survival of small birds such as (after the most recent event, Hurricane Dorian) such as the Bahamas’ four endemic birds.