I just want to say something to Dystopian and wish you all well
Hi, there, I found this and thought it may make Dystopian happy to hear:
Rare native bird on the brink of extinction discovered on the slopes of Maui.
What amazes me about it:
Upon further inspection, Pezzillo discovered the male kiwikiu was part of a group of seven birds that were translocated to the Nakula Natural Area Reserve in 2019. He confirmed it was one of the birds by a yellow and black band on its left leg.
Researchers had previously moved the birds to newly restored forests in hopes to prevent their extinction.
However, their efforts ended in disaster.
Five of the birds were found dead, succumbing to avian malaria, which is spread by non-native mosquitos. Scientists said the disease has been especially rampant due to climate change bringing warmer weather.
How so? If avian malaria is spread through non-native mosquitos, I would assume that those non-native mosquitos came to the island through tourists' luggage and not because it is just warmer weather.
If the islands just had the guts to cut off the tourists messing around there. They should not come to the island at all for the time being.
Makes me mad. Is my thinking wrong?