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The Conservation Conundrum: How Do We Decide Which Species to Save?

The Conservation Conundrum: How Do We Decide Which Species to Save?

Update: 2022-09-164
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From “save the whales” to “protect the bumblebee,” animal conservationists rally advocates and officials to put resources toward ensuring the survival of a threatened species. But can we really save them all? Or are we overlooking the trade-offs as we decide which animals are protected to the detriment of others? WSJ’s Danny Lewis speaks to Dr. Rebecca Nesbit, ecologist and author of the book “Tickets for The Ark: From Wasps to Whales – How Do We Choose What to Save?” about the tricky ethical questions behind conservation.


 


Further Reading:




A Belgian City Opens a Hotel for an Unusual Clientele: Insects | WSJ 


Are Shark Attacks a Sign of Conservation Success? | WSJ 


Bird Populations Plummet in North America | WSJ 


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The Conservation Conundrum: How Do We Decide Which Species to Save?

The Conservation Conundrum: How Do We Decide Which Species to Save?

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