Readers of the blog have expressed interest in a space to explore ‘Why ?’ and ‘How best ?’ wildlife advocacy might happen. Academics might call this inquiry “Environmental Ethics”. There are many flavors to choose from, as many as there are people talking about it.
This space asks why you value wildlife/the wild, how do you think we ought pursue its protection and why ?
There have been many comments that get at the question of ‘Why ?’ wildlife advocacy is important. Understanding ‘why’ can help inform ‘how’ we can best help ensure wolves, bison, entire ecosystems, etc. are protected into the future. These values judgements are impossible to ignore and different ideas about where the protection should start can have significant bearing on how each of us lean into advocacy.
Jim Macdonald spurred off an interesting inquiry about bison advocacy that Ralph linked to here.
Another fascinating conversation started in response to Bob Jackson’s observations about Mountain Bison here which one cannot help but extend sympathy for their plight and value the way that they are.
I’ll keep my thoughts in the comments, and hope you’ll put yours there too.