Category Archives: Conservation

Biocultural Ethics

By Bamidele Oni

The relationship between humans and their immediate environment is much more complex than we have always thought. This complexity is well defined in the relationship between biological and cultural diversity which has been found to be more direct, and that each influences the other to an extent. In a more explicit way, bio-cultural adaptability influences homogeneity, and which consequently results in habitat isolation for the reason of adaptive modification. The introduction of bicultural ethics is meant to change the narrative of ecological relationship from the predominantly mono-system status into the new possibility of recognizing the place of other pre-existing systems operating within an immediate environment and without necessarily changing the local setting that may exist.

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Stephen Harper’s Conservation Plan

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Most people talk about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s environmental record in negative terms. This is the man who took us out of the Kyoto Accord, which he once called a “job killer,” and gutted Canada’s environmental policies. Now Stephen Harper’s Conservation Plan is supposed to make up for it.
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