conservation

Anita Cholewa anita at MOZART.CBS.UMN.EDU
Tue Jan 12 10:47:54 CST 1999


Dear all,

The recent comments by John Shuey led me to wondering if we
are not on another brink of us vs them type discussion.  John
is correct in stating that all organisms have value (or they
wouldn't have survived this long) but to say that we can
prevent all extinctions is, I believe, unreasonable.  That's
not to say we shouldn't try.  However one clintonizes the
language there must be prioritization or nothing will get done.
The TNC is a very large organization and can do things that
other smaller groups or small governing bodies can't necessarily
do but the TNC, even as explained in John's discussion, sets
priorities on organisms or ecosystems.  I believe we are all
trying for the same end, conservation, and different routes
must be tried.  Nature is much too complex to approach it from
only one viewpoint.

Cheers, ANITA
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