The 6th Mass Extinction Event is here * Ask Yourself in the End, “What have I done to Help?”

Marc Haneburght

Published on Mar 20, 2017

On 1 September 1914 Martha, the last Passenger pigeon, died in a Cincinnati Zoo. Once the world’s most abundant bird, Passenger pigeon fell victim to excessive hunting and deforestation within a few decades. Marc Schlossman photographed Passenger pigeon specimens and other extinct birds in the collections of The Field Museum and spoke to curators about the processes of extinction.

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