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Tales of love and loss: people from Oceania share their 'extinction stories'

The Living Archive aims to help people worldwide see the significance of species loss as it affects individual lives and places

The first time poet Craig Santos Perez encountered a bird native to his homeland of Guam it was in a cage at San Diego zoo.

Growing up on Guam in the 1980s and 90s, Perez, a native Chamorro, had learned about the island’s lost birds at school. Children studied pictures and listened to audio recordings of their calls – but by then, the island’s forests were silent.

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