What is the value of a species? As our partners in Australia help friends and neighbours recover from the devastating bushfires, and Australian partners overseas worry about friends and family, communities in affected areas have also been very concerned about wildlife. A government analysis estimates nearly 50 threatened species have lost more than 80% of their habitat.
In my local paper this week a companion story profiled nine species of mammal, bird, fish and amphibian that have gone extinct since 1980. Scientists say we are in a “mass extinction event” caused by us. How should believers in Jesus interpret this?
Psalm 104 says “How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”