A change of approaches
There’s a significant difference between knowledge and illusion, this statement although contrite is important to fully understand. Through education one finds discrepancies in the status quo, understanding how our economy operates is indicative of our values as a culture. The world of profit and conservation is one in which this discrepancy between knowledge and delusion is present.
As we have progressed our understanding of ecological functions, physics, and evolution our knowledge base has never been greater. We can without question link industrial activities to direct consequences in the natural world, whether this be climate change, loss of biodiversity, and general pollution. To deny simple correlations like this is incorrect, one wonders if individuals and organizations who deny these links are in fact delusional, it’s probably a better assumption to say that denial of these facts is continued by the potential loss in capital. Regardless, these organizations and industries should not be the ones dictating the science and acceptable practices.
There is no question that we must link the economy with the environment, proving there is value in wilderness and biodiversity remains a concern worth having conversations and dialogues over. although a difficult decision it is one that we must have, all stakeholders need to be engaged and we must come to a conclusion based and communal values. There is no place for industry and profit to dictate the direction of ecosystem, wildlife, and fisheries management, these principles must be rooted in ecology and sound scientific approaches.