Friday, December 09, 2011

Protecting wild things

Thinking people of all political persuasions are right to identify humanities widespread  failure to look after the place of wild things in our world as a huge issue . In our rush to look after number 1 we have often ignored numbers 3 - 10. Infact , wild things,  because they are not always easily seen,  are easily ignored .  There is no place in modern economy  for ignoring ecology . Some say we protect wild things by not designing at all for them ( leaving them alone ), but I think that's too simple and wrong  .We can have wilderness (BBC Earth series shows how much there is ) but we can also have effective symbiosis on the big area boundaries between us and them   The very failure of human beings to both see and to care when they may have over occupied their place is complex, but only human beings can really improve the situation - and they can do a lot to do that - esp on the boundaries between them and us .  For a bit of an overview and some more ideas click here.( still under construction )

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