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To build an ark

The Christian Science Monitor

Elephants slaughtered for their ivory tusks until threatened with extinction. Exotic birds smuggled for trade, many perishing en route. Sea mammals entangled in abandoned fishing nets and drowned. How can we stop this sad—and ecologically unsound—destruction of earth's creatures?

However magnificent, beautiful, or powerful a species is, environmentalists warn, these qualities cannot ensure its survival in the face of human destructiveness. Yet we also see many evidences of mankind's concern for animals. Many individuals support environmental organizations, aid animals in need, take an interest in the welfare of all creatures from condors to whales.

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