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Environmental harmAn eco-justice perspective$
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Rob White

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300403

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.001.0001

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Conservation, ecological justice and harm to nature

Conservation, ecological justice and harm to nature

(p.75) Three Conservation, ecological justice and harm to nature
Environmental harm

Rob White

Policy Press

This chapter provides analysis of environmental harm, ecocide that is directly linked to specific eco-systems. The notion of ecological justice refers to the relationship of humans generally to the rest of the natural world, and includes concerns relating to the health of the bio-sphere, and also the plants and creatures that inhabit the biosphere. The main concern of the chapter is with the quality of the planetary environment (that is frequently seen to possess its own intrinsic value) conservation, preservation and the rights of other species (particularly animals) to live free from torture, abuse and destruction of habitat. It is argued that which eco-systems and bio-spheres are privileged or valued above others is an important consideration in critical evaluation of environmental harm as this pertains to ecological justice.

Keywords:   Ecological justice, Ecocide, Conservation, Preservation

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