The Coconut Moth of Fiji

At the beginning of the 20th century, the traditional way of life of the populations of the islands of Fiji was threatened by the invasion of a mysterious moth, a pest of coconut trees. The use of biological control as an ultimate solution proved to be very effective. But was it really worth it?

The Art of Refusal

Artist Lucienne Rickard and partner writer Keely Jobe have created a collaborative project around the Christmas Island Pipistrelle, a small Australian bat that was recorded as extinct in 2009. Keely wrote a non-fiction piece about the Pipistrelle in response to Lucienne’s drawing, with Lucienne then drawing in response to Keely’s writing.

Overwintering: Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

A selection of works from The Overwintering Project, an artist initiative which seeks to raise awareness of the shorebirds which migrate to Australian and New Zealand shores from above the Arctic circle.

Shark Attack

Fijian contemporary multi-media artist Rusiate Lali reflects on the entwinement of sharks and humans in artwork and a short poem.

Echoes of the Past

A reflection on the extinct Huia of Aotearoa-New Zealand, focusing on the afterlife of this remarkable bird in the form of a recorded imitation of its calls by the Māori elder Henare Hāmana.

The Mourning Gown

Costumer Sherrell Cuneo explores species extinction through a feminist lens in her ongoing and dedicated stitching.

Storied Extinction

A reflection on teaching and learning in the Solomon Islands, and the entanglement of processes of extinction and colonialism.

Walking and Living

Weaving between Australia and Japan, this essay offers a meditation on place, loss, and family - human and nonhuman.

ginen the micronesian kingfisher [i sihek]

A moving meditation on the disappearance of the Micronesian kingfisher (i sihek) by the Chamoru poet Craig Santos Perez from Guåhan/Guam.