Make a Difference
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven't spent the night with a mosquito.”
It's almost 100 years since Australia lost the paradise parrot, ‘the most beautiful Paroquet that exists’.
In 1922, A.D Chisholm, in despair at the imminent loss, noted that it was both the ‘citizens and governing authorities’ who neglected ‘a definite duty’ to help save the Paradise parrot, and issued a desperate plea to Australians (Mateship with Birds, 1922, at p168):
“The question arises, then, what are the bird-lovers of Australia going to do about this matter of vanishing Parrots? Surely it is a subject worthy of the closest attention of all good Australians!"
The time to act is now. Most endangered species can still be saved. In the words of Dr Jane Goodall , the greatest danger to our future is apathy.
'[W]e will have to stop depending on someone else to save the world. It is up to us- you and me, all of us.’