Update: note new link for widgets h/t Richard Carter.
The Floreana mockingbird - the bird that inspired Darwin to doubt the 'stability of species' and therefore set him on the intellectual path towards evolution by natural selection - is under very serious threat of extinction.
This morning on the Today Programme, the Galapagos Conservation Trust launched a fundraising campaign to help save the mocker by studying, selecting and reintroducing birds from the surviving satellite populations back onto the main island of Floreana.
They only need £60,000 (as Andrew Marr, well-known BBC presenter and chairman of the GCT, said, "not everything important costs a lot of money")! Please consider helping by:
- making a donation at the GCT website
- posting one my homemade widgets (at right and below) on your blog sidebar