The loss of a single species is tragic - the loss of thousands upon thousands is a crime beyond tolerating but a relative few even care or will act.
The list of species we grew-up delighting in seeing and hearing have been decimated to create profits for people and corporations that do not care about living things. The chemical manufacturers, Monsatan and the others that service big agri-business, the chemical-dependent industry are by and large unregulated. The pesticides, fertilizers and the other “cides” (meaning to kill) have, and are poisoning our world, our rivers, lakes, marine bays and estuaries - the nurseries of the marine environment - and our own children.
The consequence of a “lowest common denominator” and underfunded education now focused on jobs and money, mostly ignoring the natural world, from low to high explains much about that reality of ignorance in the people, the current political regime in DC, and in many other states and locals.
Worship Mammon and Devil take the hindmost - ie the endangered defenseless and voiceless.
We as a species have failed miserably our task - our charge - to be the steward of Mother Earth and Her creatures, great and small - the dire warnings of naturalists like Rachel Carson, once heeded as prescient by an educated people, now fall on deaf and dumb ears of an ignorant population from the highest to the lowest levels…