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Ética del Rewilding
The notion of rewilding has gained popularity in recent years. Recovering wild nature is a bid to mitigate phenomena such as climate change, biodiversity loss or the deterioration of ecosystems. But rewilding is not in itself good or bad. There are different ways of understanding it and different contexts in which to practice it, so a critical reflection is needed to evaluate it morally.
Is it ethical to exterminate invasive species to prioritize the flourishing of an ecosystem? Is it justifiable to intensify and technologize human activities to leave nature more space without interference? Would we accept genetic engineering experiments with some species in order to undertake a de-extinction? If rewilding is about letting nature manage itself, should we help a suffering wild animal? These are not dichotomous questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no, but require a deep and multidimensional inquiry into the problem they raise.
Putting the benefits and detriments of rewilding in the moral balance involves paying attention to the latest scientific research and engaging in a philosophical debate. In a world charged with a plurality of attitudes and behaviors towards wilderness, an ethics of rewilding is urgently needed.
Subject: Philosophy/ Rewilding / Ecology / Biology
Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm
Published : 23/05/2022 by Plaza y Valdés Editores
News around Ética del rewilding:
- Radio interview at RNE Vida Verda (24′:30″)
- antropologiavidaanimal.es interview
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