Translated from the Dutch dodo expedion blog:
From August 5 to August 22, the Dodo Research Team will be back, digging in the Mare aux Songes marsh in Mauritius. The aim is to investigate what was the effect of extreme climate change on the dodo and other animals and plants of the island. It turned out that the animals in the mass grave suddenly died around 4000 years ago. We think that this has to do with an extreme drought in Mauritius then. This is particularly relevant because current models predict extreme droughts in the region as well.
Mating call of Mauritian tortoise small price to pay for conservation of forest: here.