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Envisioning the future with ‘compassionate conservation’: An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity

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The ‘Compassionate Conservation’ movement is gaining momentum through its promotion of ‘ethical’ conservation practices based on self-proclaimed principles of ‘first-do-no-harm’ and ‘individuals matter’. We argue that the tenets of ‘Compassionate Conservation’ are ideological - that is, they are not scientifically proven to improve conservation outcomes, yet are critical of the current methods that do. In this paper we envision a future with ‘Compassionate Conservation’ and predict how this m...

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10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108365

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Biological Conservation Journal website
Volume:
241
Article number:
108365
Publication date:
2019-11-27
Acceptance date:
2019-11-22
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0006-3207
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1074702
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English
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2019-11-28

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