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Adrian Treves, Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, and William S. Lynn, Just preservation

Abstract

Eight points are made in this commentary: (1) Ecocentrism is the preferable term. (2) Indigenous societies have long used a kinship ethics. (3) Earth jurisprudence and ecodemocracy should be considered. (4) Assumptions can be better defined. (5) Ethical pluralism is open to question. (6) The ethics of individuals vs. ecosystems needs further discussion. (7) Including justice for nature within social justice may be a serious mistake. (8) Trustees need to be ethically sophisticated.

Author Biography

Haydn Washington, adjunct lecturer at UNSW, has a forty-year history as an environmental scientist, writer and activist. He has worked in CSIRO, as Director of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Director of Sustainability in Local Government, and Co-Director of the NSW Chapter of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy. Website

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