When the Dodo was hunted to extinction one of the words of Creation was deleted. “And God said, let there be Dodos” becomes “And God said, let there be .” When we change and destroy we are ripping words out of the Book of Creation. This is a metaphor, not a literalism. And so it is in a deep way that this matters. How do you live life respectfully and in harmony with the gift of God in Creation?
I hope these thoughts will help.