Tag Archives: biology-conservation

Conservation and Conservatism

Editor’s Note: This is an old article from the journal Conservation Biology, so some of the content is historically contextual. However, some of the main insights are directly relevant to the Wild Will Coalition‘s attempts to outline the overlap between conservation and philosophical conservatism. Note, though, that where David Orr tries to sketch an overlapping sphere between […]

Editorial Introduction to “Invasive”

Readers,  In this issue we have published an article by Abe Cabrera, “Invasive: Nature in the Anthropocene.” It will undoubtedly spark at least some controversy, so I feel compelled to say a few words on it. Invasive species are a difficult question for conservation generally, but they are an especially important question for conservation that emphasizes […]

Invasive: Nature in the Anthropocene

Editor’s Note: Please read the editorial introduction to this article. φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ (Nature loves to hide) — Heraclitus Heaven and Earth are everlasting The reason Heaven and Earth can last forever Is that they do not exist for themselves Thus they can last forever. — Laozi, Dao De Jing, Chapter 7 The topic of invasive species […]

Land Management Among Hunter-Gatherers: Questioning the Ubiquity Claims

Photo by Nathan Ward. Link to PDF version of article. Abstract Evidence that our industrial society, built on agricultural subsistence, is inherently ecologically destructive underlines the value in identifying which, if any, past human subsistence approaches have been ecologically benign. The traditional land management practiced by some hunter-gatherers is touted by some as a model […]

In Memory of Doug Tompkins

Adapted with permission from an essay originally published on The Dark Mountain Project. On December 8, 2015, the conservationist and philanthropist Doug Tompkins died at 72 years old in a canoeing accident in Patagonia, Chile, where he lived. I knew Doug a little, having spent some time with him and his wife Kris in Chile a few […]

Reprint: How Might Ecologists Make the World Safe for Biodiversity Without Getting Fired?

Editor’s Note: This is a reprint from the Bulletin of the British Ecological Society. We’ve decided to include it in Vol. 1, No. 3 of Hunter/Gatherer because it gives a small taste of Johns’ brilliant book on conservation strategy, A New Conservation Politics. Please buy it and read it if you are interested in the […]