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Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding

Abstract

Large-scale protection of nature is needed to address the ecological crisis. Big animals are connected with this mandate: They are threatened worldwide; they play important ecological roles; and the vast areas they require support a host of lifeforms. But visionary conservation is not only a pragmatic necessity. It is an ethical imperative, for comprehensive nature protection and restoration that supports the good life for all. The story of Asian elephants is part of this bigger story. We must find compassionate ways to free captive elephants and restore a world in which they, and countless others, may live free and flourish.

Author Biography

Eileen Crist’s work focuses on the extinction crisis and loss of wild places, pathways to halt these trends, and inquiries surrounding humanity’s relationship with the planet. Her most recent book is titled Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization. Website

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