Tag Archives: biology

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 […]