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Conservation Biologists Must Find Balance Between Intrinsic, Social, Cultural & Economic Value

January 04, 2018 |

This paper was originally published in Conservation Biology

Abstract: In this Diversity article we take a closer look at the explicit ecocentric roots of conservation biology, and we note that a growing number of conservationists have recently voiced support for ecocentric natural value. We argue that although ecosystem services arguments may play an important role in stemming our biodiversity crisis, a true transformation of our relationship with nature ought to be based in part on ecocentric valuation; conservation biologists ought to continue to play a role in leading such a transformation…”

Read on and access the full paper at: Conservation Biology.

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