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Conservation politics : the last anti-colonial battle

Author: David Johns
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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Whilst the science of conservation biology is thriving as a discipline, ultimately global conservation is failing. Why, when the majority of people say they value nature and its protection? David Johns argues that the loss of species and healthy ecosystems is best understood as human imposition of a colonial relationship on the non-human world - one of exploitation and domination. Global institutions benefit from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Johns
ISBN: 9781108185752 1108185754 9781108196314 1108196314
OCLC Number: 1106559168
Notes: 333.95/16
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Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 381 pages)
Contents: The tragedy of political failure --
Like it or not, politics is the solution --
Getting the questions right --
Ten questions for conservation politics --
Adapting society to the wild --
Striking at the roots: the burgeoning human footprint --
Domination and the intractability of energy problems --
Taking the offensive --
Turning the tide: lessons from other movements and conservation history --
Lessons from large scale conservation --
Doing large-scale restoration --
The other connectivity reaching beyond the choir --
The special challenge of marine conservation --
The biological sciences and conservation --
Culture change --
Conservation, george orwell and language --
Restoring story and myth --
Conservation moral imperative: the human obligation to the wild --
Conclusion.
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Shifting the focus in conservation biology to directly include political efficacy is vital to natural world protection. David Johns argues that the loss of species and healthy ecological systems is  Read more...

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