Monday, 18 April 2016

‘C’ word has become the elephant in the room

THE conservation lobby/industry/movement . . . call it what you will . . . is something most of us would support.
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Edinburgh News 18 April 2016: Mention the “C” word and we think of the many species being wiped out around the world as man industrialises their native environments; the perils facing big cats and elephants facing extermination at the hands of brutal hunters and poachers; and even native, UK, hedgerow wildlife that has been drastically reduced by large scale, open-field farming, or the paving, patios and fences in suburban gardens.

But there’s another side to conservation. It belongs to the body of scientists and academics who want to preserve species by interfering with nature... read more.

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