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Comparing Conservation and Preservation

1) Differentiate between the preservation ethic and the conservation ethic. With which ethic do you identify the most?preservation or conservation? Why?

2) Consider a forest or another natural resource in your region or in the area where you grew up. Give an example of a situation in which you may adopt a conservation ethic and one in which you might adopt a preservation ethic for the natural resource. Are there any conditions under which you would follow neither and instead adopt a development ethic?

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Preservation:
"The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation."
from http://www.answers.com/preservation&r=67
also see http://www.nativetreesociety.org/threads/preservation_ethic.htm

Conservation:
"The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife ...

Solution Summary

Several paragraphs with references examining the differences between conservative and preservative ethics. Also includes the example of how to approach a natural resource with either of these philosophies.

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