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Encyclopedia > Reconciliation ecology

Reconciliation Ecology is the concept of accomodating biodiversity within human landscapes. It holds that protecting wilderness, though necessary, is not enough to preserve biodiversity given the large portion of the Earth's surface that is modified by humans. The concept has been popularized by the ecologist Michael Rosenzweig in his book Win-Win Ecology. Biodiversity or biological diversity is a neologism and a portmanteau word, from bio and diversity. ...

External links

  • The Careful Foot, a site on reconciliation ecology (http://winwinecology.com)
  • Michael Rosenzweig (http://www.uagrad.org/Alumnus/Fall03/ecology.html)

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AIArchitect, May 3, 2004 - Win-Win Ecology: Food for Architects’ Thoughts (1069 words)
Rosenzweig’s approach of “reconciliation ecology,” which he explains is the “science of inventing, establishing, and maintaining new habitats to conserve species diversity in places where people live, work, or play,” doesn’t presume that we should surrender our creature comforts or turn back progress that already has been made through conservation and restoration.
Rosenzweig believes that without reconciliation ecology, “diversity is doomed.” But he also is sensitive to those who think this book tramples on “green” causes.
Rosenzweig also makes his case for the economic benefits of reconciliation ecology through more examples, including those of the restaurant and salt marsh in Eliat, and of the Mormon Church, which sells hunting rights to help manage the game species and allow hunters to hunt their prey legally.
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