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Have Conservationists Forgotten How to be Successful?

  “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers for in the past they have surrendered too much good wilderness and primeval areas which should never have been lost.” ~Bob Marshall on founding of the Wilderness Society

In “Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Efforts,” George Wuerthner recounts moments in history when conservation victories were achieved over almost uniform local opposition. In this historic context, do significant compromises for new conservation initiatives prove effective or set real conservation backwards? Have conservationists forgotten how to be successful?

An important read from the The Wildlife News.