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Aldo Leopold: The Land Ethic and Legal Protection For Wilflife

Environment  (tags: Aldo Leopold, animals, wildlife, endangered species, land management, wildlife management, green fire wolf, wolves, cranes, Wisconsin, Arizona, protection, world )

- 1404 days ago -
Aldo Leopold created the Land Ethic, which teaches that man is not the ruler of the land but a fellow citizen with the same rights as all other animals dependent on the land. His ecological writings include the revolutionary Sand County Almanac.

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Artur B (135)
Tuesday September 16, 2014, 11:45 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 12:43 am
A very interesting video I must confess that I had never heard of Aldo until now.It seems that once a hunter he came to learn the error of his ways and set out to not only protect Americas wildlife but also the forests.His legacy lives on and so does his memory.Thanks Betsy.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 2:53 am
Thanks Betsy.

Cathy A (67)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 3:30 am
Thanks for sharing this Miss Betsy. I have to admit that I had not heard of Aldo, and I appreciate your enlightening me.

Sandra Penna (135)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 4:07 am
very beautiful and interesting video, Betsy, thanks for sharing.

Craig Pittman (52)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 4:30 am
Thank you for this Betsy.

Sandi C (99)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:27 am
Thanks Betsy, noted.

Barry AWAY T (936)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:39 am
Thanks for posting this Betsy. I have heard of this fellow belfore and his message is important and true generally speaking. In your email you (he) talked specifically about the reinitroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and this is a bit more tricky. FIrst we take them out, then we put them back in ... I am uncomfortable with us interrupting the natural cycle in the first place and I am not sure I support tinkering to re-balance the harm we've done in the original interference!

Like I said, tricky. I don't have an absolute position on this, but I do think that at some point we have to stop thinking we know best, either one way or the other..

Connie O (44)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 8:48 am
a very interesting video..thanks for sharing.

Krista Slavin (195)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 9:02 am

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 10:27 am
Interesting, ty Betsy

mary f (202)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 10:48 am
very interesting thanks Betsy

Lady Suki (446)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 10:51 am
Thanks for the forward, Betsy :)

Steven G (25)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 11:17 am
What would Aldo think of today's world? This world of corporate hegemony; selling disposable plastic junk. Junk that has no life at all. I'll walk out onto the desert and find discarded, cheap particle board, plastic laminated furniture that's contains formaldehyde. Oil filters and thankfully, the plastic containers with the oil inside fore at least I can bring it back for proper disposal. We need more people like Leopold, Carson, Eugene Odum, Evelyn Hutchinson, John Muir and more. We need a media; not like the corporate controlled one that obfuscates important environmental issues - protecting the profit of the elite class.

We need another sincere President like John F. Kennedy who said: "It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours."

We do not need anymore neocon Presidents who support an archaic military-industrial complex.

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 11:34 am
I've been a contributor to the Wilderness Society for years but do not remember knowing of Aldo Leopold before. It is wonderful that he was able to learn something from his original experience of killing a wolf that made him a protector of them. I think perhaps Barry T. has a good point, though. Minimal interference by us humans may be the best course of action. Thanks, Betsy.

Abo r (107)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 11:56 am
Noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 12:26 pm
This man would cry if he saw what selfish humanity has done to the animals and planet. Ghandi would cry right along with him.

Julie C (29)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 2:46 pm
Thank you. I have not heard of Mr. Leopold before but will research him now.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 2:50 pm
Noted and enjoyed the video of Aldo Leopold, I read an article not too long ago regarding the re-introduction of wolves into the Yellowstone National Park, and the good they do., in keeping the deer population down, and it took awhile, but it has improved the environment greatly. Aldo Leopold quote "We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." I wonder why the greatest conservationists knew so much more that today's? Could be they don't have a real say any more.Thank You Betsy for this great article.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 3:36 pm
Noted. Thank you, Betsy.

. (0)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 3:56 pm
It is a proven fact that when you have a healthy apex predator population the overall environment blooms in health and prosperity. When you don't you wind up like New England's deer pop - scrawny, diseased and undersized.
We as humans are all too successful at disturbing the natural balance in the name of progress at any expense.

Judy C (97)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 4:06 pm
Thanks for informing us about Leopold, Betsy.

Denise D (33)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 4:37 pm
Noted. I hadn't heard of Aldo Leopold before, but I did see "A Fierce Green Fire" last April, and now know where the title came from. The video is very informative. Thank you very much for sharing, Betsy!

Animae C (516)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 5:10 pm
Thank You for forwarding Ashley & Betsy for posting

Janis K (126)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 6:15 pm
Noted thanks

S J (130)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:03 pm
beautiful both video and the thinking. Thank you Betsy and Ashley for fwd

Bryan S (105)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:57 pm
Thanks, Betsy, for this great video. I wasn't familiar with Aldo Leopold. His term, "a fierce green fire" was used for a fairly recent documentary on the environmental movement which i've been meaning to see. In fact maybe news of A Fierce Green Fire was something you posted, Betsy, i can't remember where i heard about it now... lol.

Agreed, Steven G., we are being poisoned at the hands of this corporate hegemony that can only see everything as a commodity and promotes more and more junk in the name of profit while ignoring what life is. It's also depressing to see the aisles and aisles of plastic junk in every store you walk into.

Anette S (22)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 8:40 pm

Carol Johnson (25)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 8:42 pm
Noted....thank you

Kay M (46)
Wednesday September 17, 2014, 10:50 pm
Good Morning and thank you Betsy for calling my attention to this article and video Sincerely Kay M.

Tanya W (65)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 5:17 am
Noted thanks. Well done

Katherine May Williams (0)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 5:47 am

Michela M (3964)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 6:58 am

Tina F (29)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 7:20 am
What a great man Aldo Leopold become, the world could learn a lot from him and his big work...He would be so sorrowful to see how the worlds animals live is today...Thank you so much for share this video Betsy

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 7:24 am
Noted, thanks. Betsy.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 9:30 am
Thank you

Rhonda B (99)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
Noted, Thank you Betsy.

Natally Klaric (60)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 4:27 pm
Noted, thank you.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Thursday September 18, 2014, 11:21 pm
Noted and shared

Sherry Coleman (71)
Sunday September 21, 2014, 2:52 pm
Save the wolves!

fahad Al fahad (139)
Sunday October 19, 2014, 2:31 pm
noted and shared ty

Mitchell D (89)
Thursday October 30, 2014, 1:05 pm
finally got the opportunity to view this, thank you.
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