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  1. Jan 2019
    1. People’s lives and livelihoods also hang in the balance

      The difficulty here is that human benefits of environmental degradation are often immediate whereas the negative impacts take time to be seen. (one of the major difficulties with combating climate change)

    2. The vast majority of people are a threat to biodiversity, and a relatively small number—mostly Western biologists—act as biodiversity’s protectors and, one hopes, saviors

      I feel like this is still the case. A lot of people seem to care, but very few actually act on those feelings.

    3. e improvement of human well-being through the management of the environment.

      This seems like its a combination of a biocentric and antrhopocentric view point. I may be misinterpreting the statement, but to me it sounds like they're saying management and protection of the environment only if it benefits humans.

    1. (Janz

      Dan Janzen was the leading scientist of the Guanacaste project I mentioned earlier.

    2. al axio

      Axiom: a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.

    3. culling, eradi- cation, wildlife immunization, habitat protection, and artificial transfers.

      Culling and other such means of neutralization have proven in many cases to be the most effective and cost efficient means of population control within many parks. They often result in public outcry though which causes parks to switch to less harmful and effective means, in turn this often leads to damaging of the ecosystem ironically.

    4. about design and management before he or she is com- pletely comfortable with the theoreti- cal and empirical bases of the an

      I read "The Green Pheonix" last semester in Ecological Restoration which is an amazing story about the restoration of Guanacaste National Park in Costa Rica. It was the first large scale restoration effort and very much relates to what the author is saying here. It was lead by highly knowledgeable scientists, but it was the first time this sort of thing was ever tried and so there was a lot they had to do and plan without complete certainty of the outcomes.