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?
"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."
also see http://www.nativetreesociety.org/threads/preservation_ethic.htm
"The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife ...
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.