Alive again – The American Bison
They once lived in hundreds of thousands of herds in the Great Plains. The Indians hunted them and used every bit of them – from their hides to their horns.
During the 19th century those enormous herds were reduced to only a few hundred animals. They were shot down and left to rot. In the end not even the hides were taken. The species was in danger of being wiped out.
Later on, man recognized that it was his and her responsibility to prevent that, and today some 200 000 bison are again grazing the land.
This is one example of how man is getting aware of his responsibility regarding nature. We still need many more of that kind!