A really great article about resurrecting extinct species.
I think as humans are responsible for eradicating many species, we have the moral duty to at least try to repair the damage we have done to this world.
However, one of my fears of this, and the article does cover this, is if resurrecting species becomes an easy process, will we care less, if we can just ‘fix it’ afterwards.
For example, we are currently in the process of exterminating the Leadbeater’s possum, naturally, this isn’t going to be a popular act, but if we can just ‘bring it back’,maybe public anger wouldn’t be so vocal?
Is the human race is destined to continually repeat it’s own mistakes? If the Tasmanian Tiger was found to be just endangered now (rather than extinct), would we conserve it, or would we just put the final nail in the coffin? I fear it would be the latter.
If the Tassie tiger is found, by some miracle, to be still in existence, I really hope it’s found on some valueless land, no coal/gas/oil/trees anywhere near it.