TITLE

Does conservation need an exit strategy? The case for minimal management

AUTHOR(S)
CURRY, PATRICK; GRAY, JOE
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
Ecos - A Review of Conservation;2015, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The spectrum of potential conservation philosophies contains the ideals of preservationists towards one end and rewilding at the other. A long-term antagonism between these two schools will almost certainly be to the detriment of non-human nature. This article suggests conservation management 'exit strategies' that would separate the impacts of active conservation from ecological process such as evolution, without undermining the short-term focus on preserving threatened species. It also explores the case for a more dynamic natural world, in particular by looking at what the field of ecological ethics can tell us.
ACCESSION #
110607487

 

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