Go ahead stockpile rhino horns
Wear tiger eyes if you want
Use a peach branch to drive away evil
Use garlic cloves as beads
Warm your belly with dogwood wine
Lighten your heart with wolfberry soup
Still you can’t escape your end
Trying to live forever is vain.
Han Shan, the hermit poet and namesake of this site, wrote this poem in the 9th century yet its message rings true today:
- The Western Black Rhino has been declared extinct.
- Prince Charles warns the world’s greatest mammals could be extinct in a decade.
- Studies point to a looming (if not already present) mass extinction caused by humans.