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"Environmental ethics is theory and practice about appropriate concern for, values in, and duties to the natural world." (Holmes Rolston III) Essentially, the principle of right or good conduct on a solid part of the surface of the earth. Land ethics should come logically to us, rather than out of economic values or rights. Ethics is a general term for what is often described as the science (study) of morality. In philosophy, ethical behavior is that which is good or right. ...


Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold has argued that a land ethic must become instilled as a primary component of global society. In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land community to member and citizen of it. It reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. It also implies respect for his fellow members and respect for the community as a whole. Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. Mankind must take on a new role in conservation as husbandry of the land (Leopold, 1949). Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 - April 21, 1948) was a United States ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ... Ecology is the branch of science that studies the distribution and abundance of living organisms, and the interactions between organisms and their environment. ... Conservation may refer to the following: Conservation ethic in relation to preserving ecosystems Conservationist Conservation movement Conservation law of physics Conservation of energy Conservation of mass Conservation in genetics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


All that we do, say or the mere fact of our being has an effect on the environment.


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Land ethic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
"Environmental ethics is theory and practice about appropriate concern for, values in, and duties to the natural world." (Holmes Rolston III) Essentially, the principle of right or good conduct on a solid part of the surface of the earth.
Aldo Leopold has argued that a land ethic must become instilled as a primary component of global society.
In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land community to member and citizen of it.
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