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  1. Abbey, Edward
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies. (1927-1989).
  2. Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there is no point in talking about 'preserving' wilderness or natural areas. The idea of 'nature', they say, is just a human cultural construct. Those advancing these ideas use different progressive-sounding labels, such as "pragmatic environmentalists" or "green postmodernism," but their message is that we should forget about wilderness conservation and just get on with the business of 'managing' the planet for human benefit. Not surprisingly, corporate and industry leaders have been jumping on the bandwagon.
  3. Bat Conservation International
    Resource Type: Website
    Site devoted to bats.
  4. Bingo The big charity bonanza
    New Internationalist October 2005 - #383

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2005
    A look at issues surrounding big international non-governmental organizations.
  5. Callenbach, Ernest
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American writer, known as an author of green books, namely as author of the ecological utopias Ecotopia (1975) and Ecotopia Emerging (1981). (Born 1929).
  6. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 3 - June 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  8. Carson, Rachel
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings, especially 'Silent Spring', are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. (1907-1964).
  9. A Citizens' Guide to Protecting Wetlands and Woodlands
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  10. Colonial conservation - a 'cycle of impunity'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A UN investigation has suggested that rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have beaten up, abused and murdered people in the forests of Congo. These atrocities were committed in the name of conservation.

  11. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  12. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 4 - October 1980 - Health/Sante

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
  13. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  14. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  15. Conservation movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future.
  16. Conservation Unravelling: Three Threats to Wildlife
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    The framework that supports our conservation efforts has grown very sick from neglect through ignorance. Should we fail to rally, we may have to fight all over again the bitter battles of 80 years ago, with wildlife taking a terrible beating.
  17. Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poachers continue to go unpunished.
  18. Creative Conservation
    A Handbook for Ontario Land Trusts

    Resource Type: Book
  19. A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environmental ethics, philosophy, and history, resource management, sociology, and policy on the environment.
  20. The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  21. Federation of Ontario Naturalists
    Resource Type: Website
    An independent, not-for-profit nature and conservation organization, founded in 1931 as a provincial voice for the conservation of forests, wetlands, waterways, grassland and wildlife.
  22. Fight for the Forest
    Chico Mendes in His Own Words

    Resource Type: Book
    Chico Mendes talks of his life's work in his last major interview. He recalls the rubber tappers' campaign against forest clearances and their struggle to develop sustainable alternatives for the Amazon.
  23. Flying in the Face of Nature
    A Year in the Minsmere Bird Reserve

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    The author describes conservation efforts around the world, using the Minsmere bird reserve in Britain as a starting point.
  24. Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society
    Resource Type: Website
    Dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.
  25. Girls Lean Back Everywhere
    The Law Of Obscenity And The Assault On Genius

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    De Grazia, an attorney and defender of First Amendment rights, chronicles the conflict between artistic expression and censorship. Details the struggles of authors, booksellers and publishers.
  26. Global Thoughts, Local Actions
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
  27. Home!
    A Bioregional Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
  28. Hope for Animals and Their World
    How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the truly critical need to protect the habitats of endangered species.
  29. How to Save the World
    Strategy for World Conservation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    "How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicament. Securing the food supply, saving forests, preserving wildlife and presenting a strategy for conservation are all discussed as methods to improve the relationship between mankind and nature.
  30. Leopold, Aldo
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist who was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. (1887-1948).
  31. Making Conservation Strategy: Can Greens Learn from Military?
    Resource Type: Article
  32. Nature and Animal Conservation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Conservation of ecosystems and the species within them would help to maintain the natural balances disrupted by recent human activity. Unfortunately, despite the effort put into conservation by organizations and activists, their work can easily be undermined by those who have other interests. This occurs, for example, from habitat destruction, illegal poaching, to influencing or manipulating laws designed to protect species.
  33. Nature Canada
    Resource Type: Website
    A member-based, non-profit conservation organization. Focuses on conservation initiatives to protect birds, endangered species, and wildlands and oceans.
  34. Nature, science & power
    Questions need to be asked...

    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2014
    Here many questions will be asked, some answers attempted. This blog connects to a new book: Bold Scientists: dispatches from the battle for honest science, published in 2014 by Between the Lines.
  35. NatureServe
    Resource Type: Website
    A non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories - known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers - operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  36. Pat Califia - A Three Part Interview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    "If you believe that inequities can only be addressed through extreme social change, then you qualify as a sex radical, even if you prefer to get off in the missionary position and still believe there are only two genders."
  37. Peace Parks
    Conservation and Conflict Resolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  38. The Preservation Institute
    The Natural Environment : The Social Environment

    Resource Type: Website
    Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-effects of modernization and economic growth. To preserve the natural environment and the social environment, we must modernize selectively. Factory mass production is an efficient way of producing most goods that used to be made by hand. But we are in danger of using the same centralized, standardized methods for every aspect of life, from housing to retail shopping to child care.
  39. Protecting Canada's Endangered Spaces
    An Owner's Manual

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Conservationist Hummel explains what needs to be done by whom and when to protect wilderness in Canada.
  40. Putting Nature First
    Principles to Guide the Settlement of Aboriginal Land Claims

    Resource Type: Article
  41. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership.
  42. Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
  43. Suzuki, David
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. (Born 1936).
  44. Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the organic industry encourages its supporters to buy the resulting timber and food under the newly devised “Rainforest Plus” label.
  45. Why the zoo shot its tigers
    Resource Type: Article
    A discussion of the practice of - and motivation behind - culling and conservation in the one of the worlds foremost science and conservation zoological facilities, the London Zoo.

Experts on Protection in the Sources Directory

  1. Bat Conservation International
  2. J. Paul Getty Museum
  3. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  4. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  5. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  6. Museum of the History of Science
  7. Natural History Museum

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