Conservation triage: clarity or confusion?

This is a very interesting piece by Ian Lunt that I thought was worth sharing. So many conservation processes today are based on this awful choice – what can live, what can die. Prescribed burning is the same – we will sacrifice or (less emotively) reduce risk of fire by ‘treating’ a patch of bush in a way that will ‘save’ other places and lives. The medical terminology – ‘treating’ and ‘prescribed’ has intrigued me for for a while now. The bush needs this kinds ‘medicine’? Amazing it survived for so long without our ‘care’. Read on for this post by Ian Lunt on the importance of clear communication for conservation science. What do you see when we talk about triage? A spreadsheet or a corpse? Triage is one of the most contentio…

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