Who Killed the Wild 'Alala?
Despite man's best efforts--or, more precisely, because of them--a Hawaiian raven is all but extinct in the wild.
THE SOURCE: “Do No Harm” by Mark Jerome Walters, in Conservation in Practice, Oct.–Dec. 2006.
The ‘alala had declined to only a few dozen birds by the early 1970s, when biologists warned that “midnight” for the traditionally sacred creatures was near. Once common in the...