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  Conservation ethic
The conservation ethic is an ethic of resource use, allocation, exploitation, and protection.
Conservation biology — Conservation biology is the protection and management of biodiversity that uses principles and experiences from the biological sciences, from natural...
Marine conservation — Marine conservation, also known as marine resources conservation, is the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas.
www.sciencedaily.com /articles/c/conservation_ethic.htm   (594 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The social ethic primarily relates to the sustained and efficient use of renewable resources, the moderation of destructive use of finite resources, and the prevention of harm to common resources such as air and water[?] quality, the natural functions of a living earth, and cultural values in a built environment.
While that usage is not new, the idea of biological conservation has been applied to the principles of ecology, biogeography, anthropology, economy and sociology to maintain biodiversity.
Even the term "conservation" may cover the concepts such as cultural diversity, genetic diversity[?] and the concept of movements environmental conservation[?], seedbank (preservation of seeds).
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/co/Conservation   (730 words)

  
 Conservation ethic
This social ethic primarily relates to local purchasing, moral purchasing, the sustained and efficient use of renewable resources, the moderation of destructive use of finite resources, and the prevention of harm to common resources such as air and water quality, the natural functions of a living earth, and cultural values in a built environment.
The principal value underlying most expressions of the conservation ethic is that the natural world has intrinsic and intangible worth along with utilitarian value — a view carried forward by the scientific ecology movement and some of the older Romantic schools of conservation.
Gifford Pinchot, at the beginning of the 20th century, develops an ethics of resource conservation, which is based on a utilitarian philosophy encapsulated in his slogan "the greatest good for the greatest number for the longest time".
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/conservation_ethic.html   (1456 words)

  
 Conservation ethic - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Rethink This social ethic primarily relates to local purchasing, moral purchasing, the sustained and efficient use of renewable resources, the moderation of destructive use of finite resources, and the prevention of harm to common resources such as air and water quality, the natural functions of a living earth, and cultural values in a built environment.
The principal value underlying most expressions of the conservation ethic is that the natural world has intrinsic and intangible worth along with utilitarian value - a view carried forward by the scientific ecology movement and some of the older Romantic schools of conservation.
Gifford Pinchot, at the beginning of the 20th century, develops an ethics of resource conservation, which is based on an utilitarian philosophy.
www.music.us /education/C/Conservation-ethic.htm   (1241 words)

  
 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: History and Heritage: Timeline: 1945 to Today: The 1990s and Kew's conservation ethic
The growth of the conservation ethic had a major influence behind the scenes and refocused Kew's mission from serving the needs of the colonies to serving the needs of the world community.
Although the Gardens had often promoted conservation of plants and habitats to the colonies, for example through the despatch of botanists to oversee the preservation of the forests on Mauritius and the instigation of forest surveys on Cyprus in the late 19th century; the motives behind these decisions were still essentially economic and colonial.
Kew's conservation work is exemplified by the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place where the aim is to conserve not only seeds from all native British plants, but also a further 24,000 species of economic importance from around the globe, to act as a genetic bank for future generations.
www.rbgkew.org.uk /heritage/timeline/1945toToday_conservation.html   (440 words)

  
 Aldo Leopold: A Land Ethic
All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.
A land ethic of course cannot prevent the alteration, management, and use of these “resources,” but it does affirm their right to continued existence, and, at least in spots, their continued existence in a natural state.
A land ethic, then, reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land.
www.worldpolicy.org /globalrights/environment/leopold.html   (1253 words)

  
 City Ethic - 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
Through a "city ethic" the environmental movement could help lead popular American culture to resolve its contradiction of opposing both sprawl and increased density, which could lead in turn to a marketplace that embraces cities and shuns sprawl, and to public policies that do the same.
The city ethic suggests that it is an equally pro-environmental statement to help restore a city neighborhood as it is to plant a prairie.
A city ethic would recognize that environmentalism is essentially a social movement and it demands a respect for the implications of personal choices on the environment which we all share.
www.1kfriends.org /Publications/Online_Documents/City_Ethic.htm   (5070 words)

  
 Conservation International - Harrison Ford Awarded for Conservation Ethic
For more than 15 years, the actor has served on Conservation International's board of directors, and on Sept. 19, was honored for his passion for protecting the Earth.
Ford asked his audience at the inaugural gala for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) to "place humanity before politics" and assured them that "what's good for the Earth is also great for global economic opportunity." He implored attendees to help do the heavy lifting to conserve the world's natural resources.
Founded by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003 to raise awareness of international conservation issues among lawmakers, the ICCF was inspired by members of Congress and the International Conservation Partnership (ICP) – a collaborative effort of nongovernmental organizations including Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Wildlife Fund.
web.conservation.org /xp/frontlines/2006/09200602.xml   (498 words)

  
 Ethical Dimensions of Our Energy and Environmental Crises   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In his history of environmental ethics, Roderick Frazier Nash presents two diagrams, showing his view of how ethical concepts and the concept of rights have developed and are developing.
Environmental ethics involves people extending ethics to the environment by the exercise of self-restraint." Nash is aware of the controversial nature of these ideas.
I have attempted to make a case for the study of ethics, in the context of a planetary life-support system that is under attack by one animal species on that planet: homo sapiens.
www.healthgoods.com /Education/Energy_Information/General_Energy_Information/ethical_dimensions_of_our_energy.htm   (5948 words)

  
 Conservation Education in Alabama
Conservation is the wise use and management of all our natural resources.
Conservation is based upon the premise that people, the human dimension, ultimately impact the land.
Step Outside is a partnership between the AL Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the AL Cooperative Extension System, the AL Farmers Federation, the AL Treasure Forest Association, and the AL Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
www.outdooralabama.com /education   (599 words)

  
 American Conservation Film Festival - Home
Our festival is always inspiring because of the wide range of issues, stories, and locations the films cover; and because we make available to you many independent films that otherwise receive little screen time.
Many of you have enjoyed their films in previous festivals and we know that you join us in encouraging these young students to continue to express themselves on conservation issues through the medium of film.
This project is being presented by the American Conservation Film Festival with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
www.conservationfilm.org   (320 words)

  
 Marine Conservation - MarineBio.org
It is a proposition for all to treat the ocean and its creatures with the same conservation ethic as many have for land and its creatures.
ELLIOTT A. NORSE is the founder and president of Marine Conservation Biology Institute in Redmond, Washington.
Due to the lack of a strong public sea ethic, marine life doesn't appear on the conservation radar screen as much as its terrestrial counterparts, but ocean habitats are in decline as well, and therefore the creatures they support are too (which in turn support us).
marinebio.org /Oceans/Conservation   (3686 words)

  
 Conservation International - Press Releases - 2006 - New Campaign Promotes Conservation Ethic in China for Green ...
“Conservation is still marginalized in China – little more than simple slogans and often perceived as irrelevant to people's daily lives,” said Lu Zhi, the CI vice president who heads the organization’s China program.
The campaign plans activities including conservation public service announcements, green photography exhibitions, a green dinner table pledge, and a contest to recognize the 10 communities that live most harmoniously with nature to run from now through the 2008 Olympics.
Conservation International (CI) applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity in the biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems.
www.conservation.org /xp/news/press_releases/2006/111506.xml   (563 words)

  
 AWF: Ecotourism Travel With An Ethic
A key part of this success story is ecotourism, a natural-history approach to travel that generates money to support conservation, allowing wildlife and habitats to pay their own way.
It can be constructive conservation, involving local residents and enabling them to realize the economic benefits of dealing with the realities of finding sometimes large, dangerous and destructive wild animals literally in their backyards.
Whether ecotourism is participatory, with the travelers involved in a project to enhance knowledge and/or conservation efforts, or simply observational, the goal is to leave each destination unscathed.
www.awf.org /content/headline/detail/1156?print=true?print=true?print=true?print=true?print=true   (919 words)

  
 SAA Bulletin 17(1): Teaching Archaeology in the 21st Century--Undergraduate Education
To prepare archaeologists for the challenges of the 21st century, it is critical that these ethical principles be infused into the undergraduate curriculum, enhanced at the graduate level, and continued as part of postgraduate education and professional development.
Conservation can include stabilizing an archaeological site, preserving it in place, excavating it, or promoting public understanding of its information content through site development and interpretation.
It also should be noted that recent trends toward conservation have led to the hiring of archaeologists as cultural resource managers.
www.saa.org /publications/SAAbulletin/17-1/SAA16.html   (1709 words)

  
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Ideas of ecological balance, of wildlife conservation, of game management, of seasons and bag limits, of habitat preservation, all came to being within the space of a miraculously few years.
With the exception of the private hunting preserves maintained for the pleasure of kings and nobles, the idea of preserving wildlife was not common in European thought or in European folklore.
The actual birth of a conservation ethic in America probably happened then, and was embodied in traditional stories such as these).
www.fs.fed.us /eco/eco-watch/ew920123   (2565 words)

  
 Miner, John Thomas
He tried to attract geese to his property in 1904, establishing in 1908 one of the first bird sanctuaries in North America, officially declared a provincial crown reserve in 1917.
Miner's many lectures on the sanctuary throughout North America and Europe inspired similar efforts elsewhere and instilled a conservation ethic in many people, eventually earning him the Outdoor Life Gold Medal and the Order of the British Empire.
Miner early recognized the importance of international co-operation in migratory bird conservation and, before banding was regulated, fashioned his own bands after learning of the technique from Percy A. He tagged thousands of waterfowl, inscribing biblical scriptures on the bands.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005311   (300 words)

  
 Conservation International - Harrison Ford Awarded for Conservation Ethic
For more than 15 years, the actor has served on Conservation International's board of directors, and on Sept. 19, was honored for his passion for protecting the Earth.
Ford asked his audience at the inaugural gala for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) to "place humanity before politics" and assured them that "what's good for the Earth is also great for global economic opportunity." He implored attendees to help do the heavy lifting to conserve the world's natural resources.
Founded by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003 to raise awareness of international conservation issues among lawmakers, the ICCF was inspired by members of Congress and the International Conservation Partnership (ICP) – a collaborative effort of nongovernmental organizations including Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Wildlife Fund.
www.conservation.org /xp/frontlines/2006/09200602.xml   (531 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Save the Bay: Open Space
One family helping spearhead the conservation charge is the Jenkins-Foster clan, who has protected from development a 500-acre family parcel of farmland and forest.
The results revealed that an overwhelming majority of voters support land conservation (88%) as well as a state constitutional amendment (72%) to ensure that the General Assembly and the public have a say in possible sales of state resource lands.
In the end, it will be our collective conservation ethic that stands as the bulwark against the onslaught of sprawl and ultimately preserves our last rural landscapes.
www.cbf.org /site/News2?JServSessionIdr006=6ar4o3e9h5.app20a&page=NewsArticle&id=10927   (1185 words)

  
 Backyard Conservation | NRCS
Just as they do on the farm, conservation practices on nonagricultural land can help increase food and shelter for birds and other wildlife, control soil erosion, reduce sediment in waterways, conserve water and improve water quality, inspire a stewardship ethic, and beautify the landscape.
Ten conservation practices have been scaled down for homeowners and city residents to use in their yards.
In recognition of the increasing importance of backyard habitat to bird life, the National Audubon Society and NRCS work together to engage the public to improve the health and habitat value of backyards and neighborhoods across America.
www.nrcs.usda.gov /feature/backyard   (450 words)

  
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Conservation, development and poverty alleviation: time for a change in attitudes.
The North American Model of wildlife conservation as a means of creating wealth: protecting public health while generating biodiversity.
The steady state revolution as a prerequisite for wildlife conservation and ecological sustainability.
www.ifaw.org /ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=75722   (205 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The resource conservation ethic includes the conservation of the all resources that are associated with the lake.
The land ethic perspective includes the management of all of the recreational areas.
This ethic deals with the maintenance of the waterfowl and sport-fish habitat on the lake.
www.sewanee.edu /biology/courses/Bio115/conserve/papers/buntin/4.html   (100 words)

  
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial - Commentary
There is simply no denying that since then we have morphed into a throwaway society that seems to place a questionable value on goods being temporary and easy to get rid of, rather than reusable.
Every family needs to go back to the conservation ethic and reduce their use of electricity at home, especially between the hours of 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, let's remember that conservation in general --whether it's for power, water or recycling -- can be a good way to save money, help the environment and do the right thing.
www.starbulletin.com /2004/09/19/editorial/commentary.html   (579 words)

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