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The knowledge of Indigenous people helped Cornell researcher Jordan Boersma find the elusive Auwo bird.

When Cornell researcher Jordan Boersma traveled to Papua New Guinea’s Fergusson Island, he turned to the Indigenous community to help him find the elusive Auwo bird. Native guides helped him find and photograph the bird (last seen by Westerners in the 1880s) the very next day.

January 4, 2024  |  Source: Atmos | The Environmental Wisdom Encoded in Endangered Languages  |  Photo credit: Artwork by Tessa Forrest