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he is pulling the rug from under his own feet
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:46:31 pm »
As nature without human intervention, wilderness does not need nature conservation. When an active nature conservationist raves about wilderness, he must be aware that he is pulling the rug from under his own feet because for nature conservationists, wilderness means simply doing nothing. Anyone who wants wilderness in his garden fires his gardener. In many respects, nature conservation is the opposite of wilderness. In many cases, nature conservation requires the protection of a particular state of nature in an area (usually temporary and influenced by humans); but protection from the threat of a different, ‘other nature’. This ‘other nature’ would gain a foothold in the area in question if man did not protect it from the ‘other nature’. In extreme cases, nature conservation means the protection of the nature which dominates in one particular area against the penetration and domination of the wilderness.

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Re: he is pulling the rug from under his own feet
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 05:20:17 pm »
He is being self destructive
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