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Opening the first pages of Andrew Balmford’s book Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success, I found myself feeling immensely skeptical. I usually have held a somewhat wary view of conservation, tying it to the ideologies of Gifford Pinchot, a contemporary of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, who advocated for the conservation of wild places so that their resources might be available for future generations (as opposed to Muir’s preservationist view that desired to preserve wild places for their intrinsic value and sacred beauty). 353 more words
One of the more interesting studies of Theodore Roosevelt is his initiative, the biggest arena for which was the natural world.
In 1866 when he was eight years old and couldn’t see much past the edge of his fingertips, he started a nature museum in his bedroom, studying what was close up: animal skulls, bird nests, and insects. 759 more words