Disappearing species leave the Earth but they do not leave God, at least as holy icons. They are remembered for what they were in their beauty, wisdom, and vitality - in their holiness - in what Whitehead calls "the consequent nature of God." This does not change things for us or for them. They are still "gone" in some deep way. But it helps if someone renders them into holy icons so that we can remember them, too., along with God. The artist Angela Manno does that rendering; and Kathleen Reeves of the Cobb Institute offers a powerful reflection, a link to which you will find on this page.