Biodiversity challenge – Lear’s macaw

Parrot passion 

Houston, we have a situation:
The last surviving Lear’s macaws
Heading for extermination,
Adjacent to the exit doors.
A one-way ticket – Destination
Calamity – clasped in their claws.
Hunted close to extirpation,
Permanently in the wars;
Pet trade and deforestation
Probably the final straws.

Cue renewed determination
To pluck them from extinction’s jaws;
Cue increased collaboration,
Nations rally to the cause;
Cue more stringent legislation,
Tighter anti-poaching laws;
Cue licuri propagation,
Makeshift palm nut superstores;
Cue a cause for celebration:
Parrot population soars.
Cue collective wild elation,
Hear the thunderous applause.
Victory for conservation,
Harbingers of doom, up yours.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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