Have you seen a kiwi? Not the fruit, or the person (people from New Zealand call themselves kiwis) but the ground dwelling bird. They are horribly impractical. Their eggs take up a third of their body. They fly, they don’t run particularly fast, they aren’t clever, but they are adorable, and they have spent a long time living on this planet.
And they are rapidly going extinct in the wild due to introduced feral predators.
But New Zealand has gone nuclear on these pests, and recently vowed to eliminate all invasive predators by 2050.
Read about how they are going to accomplish this ambitious task over at the New York Times.