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Rewilding the Earth, rewilding our lives

Greene, Harry W.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology

Cornell University Ithaca

New York USA

Department of Integrative Biology

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas USA

My talk will set us up for the next evening’s symposium on coexistence with pitvipers by first clarifying instrumental vs intrinsic values, land sparing vs land sharing, the contested meanings of wildness and wilderness, and the indigenous concept of eco-kin-centricity. I’ll use pitvipers and giant herbivores with horns to illustrate these issues, and how their mutualistic resolution might lead to maximizing biodiversity in a world ever-more dominated by humans.


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