Professor of Environmental Philosophy Preston Christopher

5350 €

The Resurgent Wild

Tieteellinen tutkimus / siihen pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

Climate change, habitat transformation, and urbanization make the future of wildlife look bleak. Hidden amongst all the bad news, however, are some slender rays of hope. A number of wildlife species are making surprising recoveries. Through their resilience and adaptability to changing conditions, some wildlife species will provide humanity with a second chance. This project examines the success stories and considers the bio-cultural conditions that make them possible. It proposes a vision for rebuilding wildlife in the Anthropocene. Kone Foundation funding will support research for the concluding chapter on recent shifts in cultural values which offer hope that humanity will not make the same mistake with wildlife twice.