WILDLIFE IN PERIL

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

A MOTHER dol­phin’s valiant and ex­haust­ing strug­gle to save her calf was a tragic and heart­break­ing story ( Gazette, Jan­uary 13).

Un­doubt­edly, our abuse and pol­lu­tion of the river and en­vi­ron­ment will prove to be the cause.

Per­haps if any­thing pos­i­tive can emerge out of this dol­phin and her strug­gle is that it may be we are made more aware of the needs of all species on Earth other than our­selves. Her at­tempt was so brave. We should con­sider the en­vi­ron­ment and take care not to lit­ter and pol­lute.

We should grow trees and plants, choos­ing those that Carn­aby’s cock­a­toos and other wildlife feed on, such as gre­vil­lia, banksias, gum trees and so forth.

Many hard­work­ing, not-for­profit and won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tions work tire­lessly with­out Gov­ern­ment fund­ing to save our en­vi­ron­ment and wildlife from the de­struc-

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