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Ignoring Nature No More

Author : Marc Bekoff
ISBN : 9780226925332
Genre : Science
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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. In Ignoring Nature No More, Marc Bekoff and a host of renowned contributors argue that we need a new mind-set about nature, one that centers on empathy, compassion, and being proactive. This collection of diverse essays is the first book devoted to compassionate conservation, a growing global movement that translates discussions and concerns about the well-being of individuals, species, populations, and ecosystems into action. Written by leading scholars in a host of disciplines, including biology, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, political science, and philosophy, as well as by locals doing fieldwork in their own countries, the essays combine the most creative aspects of the current science of animal conservation with analyses of important psychological and sociocultural issues that encourage or vex stewardship. The contributors tackle topics including the costs and benefits of conservation, behavioral biology, media coverage of animal welfare, conservation psychology, and scales of conservation from the local to the global. Taken together, the essays make a strong case for why we must replace our habits of domination and exploitation with compassionate conservation if we are to make the world a better place for nonhuman and human animals alike.

Nature Conservation In Southern Africa

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ISBN : 9789004385115
Genre : Social Science
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Nature Conservation in Southern Africa. Morality and Marginality: Towards Sentient Conservation? proposes ways to study linkages between the marginality, subjectivity and agency of both human and animals, promoting a new approach to conservation referred to as ‘sentient conservation’.

Culture And Conservation

Author : Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
ISBN : 9781317937289
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today, there is growing interest in conservation and anthropologists have an important role to play in helping conservation succeed for the sake of humanity and for the sake of other species. Equally important, however, is the fact that we, as the species that causes extinctions, have a moral responsibility to those whose evolutionary unfolding and very future we threaten. This volume is an examination of the relationship between conservation and the social sciences, particularly anthropology. It calls for increased collaboration between anthropologists, conservationists and environmental scientists, and advocates for a shift towards an environmentally focused perspective that embraces not only cultural values and human rights, but also the intrinsic value and rights to life of nonhuman species. This book demonstrates that cultural and biological diversity are intimately interlinked, and equally threatened by the industrialism that endangers the planet's life-giving processes. The consideration of ecological data, as well as an expansion of ethics that embraces more than one species, is essential to a well-rounded understanding of the connections between human behavior and environmental wellbeing. This book gives students and researchers in anthropology, conservation, environmental ethics and across the social sciences an invaluable insight into how innovative and intensive new interdisciplinary approaches, questions, ethics and subject pools can close the gap between culture and conservation.

One Hundred One Reasons To Get Out Of Bed

Author : Natasha Milne
ISBN : 9780994462817
Genre : Nature
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While the media bombards us with doom and gloom stories of a planet in peril, there are millions of people across the globe actually doing something about it. Some are household names, many are not, but all find at least one reason to get out of bed each day and help the world. One Hundred & One Reasons to Get Out of Bed introduces us to 101 everyday earth advocates. It asks them three simple questions: what gets them out of bed and why, what they are doing about it and what can we all do about it. Scientist Dr. Jane Goodall and filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, business innovators Rick Ridgeway and Sir Richard Branson, global economist John Hewson, and Garbage singer Shirley Manson add their voices to nearly one hundred others, encouraging us to find our “one thing” and commit to move ourselves and our communities towards the brightest possibilities for the future. Their answers give practical insight into their own concerns and how they tackle them by simple actions. 101 Reasons gives a colorful snapshot of common global concerns without the confusion or the guilt. Open this book to any page and you’ll meet someone new doing great things in their world, taking on the issues with practical solutions. It shows how little things turn into habits, get shared, and then make big impacts. Our contributions can make a difference. We don’t have to settle for what now passes as “normal”; we can all take small steps to shift the health of our planet and become big planet heroes. *Proceeds from this book support charities directly represented by contributors and to fund a multi-media awareness campaign for other planet heroes in the world

Encyclopedia Of Marine Mammals

Author : Bernd Würsig
ISBN : 9780128043813
Genre : Science
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The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Third Edition covers the ecology, behavior, conservation, evolution, form and function of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, otters and polar bears. This edition provides new content on anthropogenic concerns, latest information on emerging threats such as ocean noise, and impacts of climate change. With authors and editors who are world experts, this new edition is a critical resource for all who are interested in marine mammals, especially upper level undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and managers, and is a top reference for those in related fields, from oceanographers to environmental scientists. Significant content and topic updates, as well as the addition of new topics in such areas as anthropogenic disturbance Visual maps of the oceans and seas mentioned in contributions, helping to place the geographical features described in the text with clear, consistent species illustrations Written to help users learn new information or brush up on a topic quickly, with the references at the end of each entry to help guide readers into more specialist literature

Why Dogs Hump And Bees Get Depressed

Author : Marc Bekoff
ISBN : 9781608682201
Genre : Nature
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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.

Agenda Para La Cuesti N Animal

Author : Mark Bekoff
ISBN : 9788446046042
Genre : Science
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Todos los días aprendemos cosas nuevas y sorprendentes sobre la inteligencia y la capacidad emocional de los animales, algo que solemos obviar con demasiada frecuencia. Y así nos encontramos con que las ratas juegan y ríen –y, por consiguiente, muestran empatía–, o que podemos saber lo que sienten las vacas si prestamos atención a sus orejas y morros. A veces, nosotros, los seres humanos, transformamos este tipo de conocimientos en compasión hacia otros animales, como hemos podido ver recientemente en los casos del león Cecil o del gorila Harambe. Pero, en su conjunto, la creciente comprensión de lo que sienten los animales no está dando como resultado que los tratemos con mayor respecto. Un renombrado experto en comportamiento animal como Marc Bekoff y una destacada professional en el campo de la bioética como Jessica Pierce exploran el mundo real de lo que experimentan cinco categorías de animales, empezando por aquellos que sufren los mayores grados de falta de libertad y de elección –gallinas, cerdos o vacas en los sistema de producción industrial de alimentos–, así como por los animales que se utilizan en los ámbitos de la experimentación y la investigación, como ratones, ratas, gatos, perros y chimpancés. A continuación, los autores se ocupan de los animales en los que la noción de pérdida de libertad resulta más ambigua y controvertida, principalmente los ejemplares que se mantienen en zoos y acuarios, o los animales de compañía. Por último, revelan al lector las inesperadas formas en que la actividad humana limita la libertad de los animales que viven en libertad en la naturaleza, y abogan por un punto de vista más compasivo a la hora de enfocar el asunto de la conservación. En cada uno de los casos combinan estudios científicos con relatos de animales concretos, con el fin de enfrentar al lector a la maravilla de nuestros compañeros de vida, así como mostrar el sufrimiento que padecen y la necesidad de un profundo cambio de paradigma que de verdad les asegure no un simple bienestar cuanto un verdadero bien-ser. Un libro fundamental para educar y animar a la gente a repensar cómo nuestros comportamientos y modos de vida afectan a otros animales, y cómo podemos –y debemos– desarrollar formas más pacíficas y menos violentas de interactuar con ellos.

Kansas Wildlife Parks

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ISBN : MINN:31951D03045432P
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The Commonweal

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Dissertation Abstracts International

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