Nature conservation and the ambiguous human-nature relationship
A new publication by Ylva Uggla about the modern nature-culture divide and various values engaged in nature conservation and biodiversity protection has been published in the anthology Terrestrial Transformations: A Political Ecology Approach to Society and Nature
In the chapter Uggla presents three examples of how nature and its values are framed, and how the human-nature relationship is constructed in different contexts of nature and biodiversity protection. The first example concerns communication of EU biodiversity policy, the second example is about a public awareness and fundraising campaign, and the final example is about protection of urban greenery. The chapter concludes that the notion of human agency is purposeful but Janus-faced, since humans are understood as both destroyers and rescuers.
Uggla, Y. (2020). Nature conservation and the ambiguous human-nature relationship. T. K. Park & J. B. Greenberg (Eds.), Terrestrial Transformations: A Political Ecology Approach to Society and Nature (pp. 223-234). London: Rowman & Littlefield.