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Comparing Conservation and Preservation

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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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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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"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

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

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