I have moderate confusion about evolution,
Arisen from something I read in the press
Showing beautiful pictures of curious creatures,
Their populations in increasing distress.
The idea being that a little promotion
Might, perhaps, raise a growing commotion
Commanding a voluble collective intention
To fight tooth and nail for their global retention.
Which raises a question that regularly puzzles
About cute critters with fuzzy muzzles…
If Nature occasions small adaptations
To make fit for purpose in given situations
Then how is it fair to try to conserve
Those species whom nature no longer preserves,
Based on the simplest practical analysis
That they’ve frankly outlived their usefulness?
This, the blind-sighted consequence
Of witless human interference,
Transcending the might and power of horses
By brutally cashing in natural resources:
Clinically disconnecting from the soul
And ravaging the planet from pole to pole.
So now, just decades later,
Comes the evidence of regret:
Numerical decline of creatures
All too easy to forget,
Though keeping single specimens
In field centres and cages
May just assist survival
Of the fittest over ages,
Taking us back to the very beginning:
A will for adaptation
The only way of winning.
*The article that caught my attention this morning- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37991269?post_id=384391488435658_607999259408212
And among many national conservation projects,
World Wildlife Fund- https://www.wwf.org.uk/
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust- https://www.wwt.org.uk
Bristol Zoo/ Conservation projects- http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/save-wildlife