Grassroots groups challenge the "business-as-usual"
environmentalism that is generally practiced by the
more privileged wildlife-and conservation-oriented
groups. The focus of activists of color and their
constituents reflects their life experiences of social,
economic, and political disenfranchisement.
knowing it, we utilize hundreds of products each day
that owe their origin to wild animals and plants. Indeed
our welfare is intimately tied up with the welfare of
wildlife. Well may conservationists proclaim that by
saving the lives of wild species, we may be saving our
- Norman Myers
is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery
and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind
the parks is native. The parks stand as the outward
symbol of this great human principle.
means of trees, wildlife could be conserved, pollution
decreased and the beauty of our landscapes enhanced.
This is the way, or at least one of the ways, to spiritual,
moral, and cultural regeneration.
who wish to pet and baby wildlife love them, but those
who respect their natures and wish to let them live
their natural lives, love them more."
- Edwin Way Teale
"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife
are in fact plans to protect man."
habitat, there is no wildlife. It's that simple."
- Wildlife Habitat Canada