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.