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Geoethics for an Ecological Humanism

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In the 1940s, the American ecologist Aldo Leopold (see Chapter 2) coined the concept of land ethics (Leopold, A.: A sand county almanac: And sketches here and there. Oxford University Press, 1949), which expresses the need to establish a new relationship between human communities and nature on a moral basis, identifying ‘conservation’ as the ethical criterion on which to base this relationship. Conserving ecological systems makes it possible to recover the state of harmony between human beings and the natural environment.

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