We're losing species at shocking rates – so why is conservation failing?

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 05:17:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"So what is conservation getting wrong? The political reasons for its
failure were discussed last week in Vienna, at a meeting of 70
academics, professionals and researchers at the Luc Hoffmann Institute,
a research body set up by the WWF.

Top of the list were capitalism and neo-liberal policies that encourage
the over-consumption of resources; the financial starvation of nature
protection by governments; global trade and subsidies for energy
industries, and a licence for agriculture and mining to expand into even
the remotest places.

But identifying the cultural reasons for conservation’s abject failure
to stem the tide of nature’s losses also emerged. These ranged from
media disinterest in anything other than a few animals,
conservationists’ narrowness and out-of-date attitudes, and scientists’
reluctance to shout."

Via Paul Ferguson.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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