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Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff


For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. As the most dominant, overproducing, overconsuming, big-brained, big-footed, arrogant, and invasive species ever known, we are wrecking the planet at an unprecedented rate. And while science is important to our understanding of the impact we have on our environment, it alone does not hold the answers to the current crisis, nor does it get people to act. This book argues that we need a new mind-set about nature, one that centers on empathy, compassion, and being proactive. This book centers on compassionate conservation, a growing global moveme ... More

Keywords: nature, empathy, compassion, compassionate conservation, ecosystems, animal conservation

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226925332
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.001.0001


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4 Talking about Bushmeat

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17 Conservation Social Work

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19 Consuming Nature

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20 Children, Animals, and Social Neuroscience

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21 Compassionate Conservation

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24 Conservation and Its Challenges in Kenya

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26 Avatar

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Some Closing Words

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