Just over a year ago I was sitting on the edge of a cliff path watching an oil beetle take more than an hour of its short life to bury its eggs in those parts of the path which had been worn bare.
During the time of this gentle contemplation and admiration I made a list of the things I should stop doing in order to in some way come to understand the life that had passed and to identify what I needed to do in whatever creative energy remains to me.
For me it was an obvious and irresistible choice. Although I have been involved for most of my life so far in many ways with animal and environmental issues, I always feel it was never enough.
To remedy this perception we have set up No More Dodos a charity taking a unique approach through sport and art to engage others in understanding the problems of habitat loss and the species, both flora and fauna, which it affects.
In recent years through â€˜ Spirit of the Gameâ€™ we have won endorsements from United Nations Peace and Sport and many other bodies like the PFA, Race for Sport etc.
What we want to do now is to start to harness the inspiration that sport and art engender by inviting sports people and artists to associate themselves with a particular species or habitat.
If you are involved in sport or art in any way (e.g. individual sports people and clubs participating in whatever discipline and at whatever level) we would like you to join us in what we are endeavouring to do. All we need is
You are amongst the very first people to see the new website www.nomoredodos.org
- your choice of endangered species
- a few words saying why
- a photo representing you
- a short biog.( More details in Play your Part on the website.)
The site will necessarily always be a work in progress, but we want to hear from you about changes you might like to see.
Finally, if you would be interested in volunteering to be involved in the development of the site and/or research on the issues please do let us know.
For more details
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