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By George Wuerthner,Eileen Crist,Tom Butler

Is it time to embody the so-called “Anthropocene”—the age of human dominion—and to desert tried-and-true conservation instruments similar to parks and desert components? Is the way forward for Earth to be absolutely domesticated, an engineered worldwide backyard controlled by way of technocrats to serve humanity? The schism among advocates of rewilding and people who settle for or even have fun a “post-wild” international is arguably the most well liked highbrow conflict in modern conservation.

In Keeping the Wild, a gaggle of well-liked scientists, writers, and conservation activists responds to the Anthropocene-boosters who declare that wild nature isn't any extra (or as a minimum no longer a lot worthy worrying about), that human-caused extinction is suitable, and that “novel ecosystems” are an enough alternative for typical landscapes. With rhetorical fists swinging, the book’s individuals argue that those “new environmentalists” include the hubris of the managerial frame of mind and supply a conservation method that would fail to guard lifestyles in all its humming, blossoming diversity.

With essays from Eileen Crist, David Ehrenfeld, Dave Foreman, Lisi Krall, Harvey Locke, Curt Meine, Kathleen Dean Moore, Michael Soulé, Terry Tempest Williams and different best thinkers, Keeping the Wild offers an creation to this significant debate, a critique of the Anthropocene boosters’ assault on conventional conservation, and unapologetic advocacy for wild nature.

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