Welcome aboard The Dodo Express as we prepare to embark on a virtual journey to places wild, and unfortunately those less wild.
The dodo has become synonomous with man-made extinction, its demise accelerated by direct human predation and, perhaps more importantly, habitat loss and the introduction of non-native species onto its island home of Mauritius. Sadly, the dodo is not a lone chapter in the obituaries of natural history.
We are entering the sixth extinction event — a man-made event.
We chose the dodo to symbolise human impacts on nature, but it also gave us a very symbolic acronym:
Do Or Die Out.
Quite simply, we have to TAKE ACTION TODAY FOR A HEALTHY PLANET TOMORROW.
At Dodo Express we hope to highlight the good and the bad of humanity, and by so doing promote a better understanding of our place in nature.
Please enjoy your visit here on Dodo Express. Take some time to read some of our most popular blog posts, follow up on environmental news using our tag Team Planet Earth, and visit our “site”seeing page to learn more about what’s happening on your home and what you can do to help.