KOKAKO 2 – Proud and happy. Kokako New Zealand bird
Proud Kokako New Zealand bird
But not arrogant
Rescued before extinction
The joy of heavens reflection
Something to sing about
Beauty with distinction
This image (like Kokako 1) was captured after I was educated and honoured by Don, the passionately informed volunteer guide on Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand. Kokako New Zealand bird
Don is part of the unfolding success story on this island. The story speaks loudly about how a committed few can restore something from the brink of extinction. A habitat almost lost due to our forefather’s lifestyles. Today, many breeds breathe the pleasure of new life in a predator-free zone. That for me is good news worth celebrating.
Having met ex-pats from London and Kiwi designers who have worked in New York, it dawned on me that maybe a new generation would enjoy some successful New Zealand wildlife stories. A nice memory of home in art and photography on the internet.
My passion and love for nature I learned from my father in Western Australia and that brings back fond memories.
Dad keenly fed wild magpies, Kookaburra’s, and parrots in the land of my nurture. I think my dad had an ecologically sound thinking before his time. He loved wildlife and though he was a butcher and farmer, he killed meat only out of necessity and never was one to exploit wildlife. I fondly recall a conversation between father and son on his farm. It goes like this. “I cleared part of the swamp to make a dam for irrigation purposes and also to serve as a wildlife sanctuary for the many species of wildlife living on the property”.
Both parents embedded my love of the bush, wildlife, and affection for animals. I find pleasure knowing I never lost this love.
After meeting the God who, in the beginning, put it all together, has deepened this love and respect. My personal awe has grown immensely.
As The Passion Grows:
After I discovered the God who made all this possible I recall him (God) teaching me how he had put the fear of man into the animal kingdoms heart, and rightfully so. I now know if they aren’t wired to not trust us, they could have been made extinct a long time ago.
Our wayward and careless greed is blindly destructive. You have to agree, with no constraints, mankind would pillage what he has no respect for. In some nations, this has already happened. Rurū could suffer the same fate as many other species have if there were no constraints written into law to protect much of the wonder we have on this planet. Rurū’s exhortation to us is, don’t be so blind, be more considerate and take on board wise counsel from the father of it all.
You have to agree, with no constraints, mankind would pillage what he has no respect for. In some nations, this has already happened. If there were no constraints written into law to protect the wonder we have on this planet Rurū would suffer the same fate as other species. Rurū’s exhortation to us is, don’t be so blind, be more considerate and take on board wise counsel from the father of it all.
Do you think this story should be the topic in London or New York? I think it would be helpful. It makes sense for any of us who care so little about some of our lifestyle choices wrecking the ecological balance meant for good. We all need a prick of conscience.
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