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Caring to Unify the Future of Conservation
Minding Nature
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: Submitted
Source ID: shanti-sources-86251
Abstract: An ethic of care and caring—such as people manifest for one another, for companion animals and plants, and for favorite places—must be extended to all of nature. Extending the moral scope of care in this way is important because it has the potential to change human behavior on a large scale. The moral and emotional power of care can give new vigor and broaden horizons for conservation. It can foster behaviors and policies to create a thriving, resilient planet for humans and other creatures to inhabit.