|Blue-bearded helmetcrest rediscovered in Colombia, |
but may still go extinct. © Fundación ProAves/
Carlos Julio Rojas-www.proaves.org
Recently, Alex Ossola, a writer based in New York, contacted me about a conservation biology story she was writing about a hummingbird in the Colombian Andes. She was particularly interested in the way the hummingbird's fate is interwoven with a group of indigenous people and the modern world around them. It's an interesting story that is both unique in the details, but common in the generalities.
Her piece is now published in "Undark", a digital publication specializing in the intersection between science and society. I thought you might be interested in reading it, so click here to read the story of the blue-bearded helmetcrest.