ENVIRONMENT - SHALLOW ECOLOGY - BRIEF SUMMARY

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Shallow Ecology
Conservation
The environment is useful for us; it has instrumental or extrinsic value
Anthropocentric
Biodiversity is only good if we can gain some benefit from protected species
Rights only apply to humans
Michael La Bossiere
Extinction is the natural progress
We have no duty to prevent extinction or preserve species
However, this does not justify causing extinction deliberately
Peter Singer ­ conservation as long as the concern can be related to human being welfare
Dominion ­ subdue the environment

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