Much of what is done in the name of conservation is really about entertaining humans. In Deep Ecology all life has intrinsic value separate from its usefulness to humans.
Overconsumption and over domestication have dug us into a very deep hole. A cultural change is needed which demonstrates more appreciation for otherness…human and beyond/present and future.
This grant of $25,000 resulted from several conversations with Doug Harr of Iowa Audubon regarding a definition for desirable bird habitat. Its purpose is to expand that dialog throughout Iowa’s birding community. BeWildReWild calls for the establishment of well-defined criteria clearly favoring wild things over more human-centered interests. Desired qualities include: diverse perennial ground cover, no infrastructure, no domestic animals, no hunting or fishing, no motors (electric or gas).
–Roger Ross Gipple