Saturday, 16 March 2013

De-extinction video and links

There's a bit of buzz out there with the idea of de-extinction - bringing back extinct species using cutting edge science technology and techniques. It looks like a group of scientists are already working on bringing back the Passenger Pigeon. Instead of rehashing articles already out there I'll simply provide some links. I personally found the TED talks video informative and entertaining - like most of their videos.

Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

The Plan to Bring the Iconic Passenger Pigeon Back From Extinction


Locally, I went out for a quick jaunt into Haldimand County today and found a pair of Sandhill Cranes near the Grand River. While they are easy to find around Long Point, I'm always pleasantly surprised when I see them elsewhere.

And love'm or hate'm, the wind turbines are starting to go up fast in Haldimand


  1. Adam, great posting and information share. The TED talk was amazing. It would be incredible to see IBWO or the Imperial Woodpecker back!

  2. Yeah it would be pretty crazy to see some extinct birds brought back. I wonder how supportive the public would be if we once again had flocks of pigeons that numbered in the millions!