As I argued recently, environmentalism ignores religion at its peril. As a group we're missing out on some great potential partnerships, aligning the power of faith with conservation. Well, some new research in Conservation Letters backs up that view.
Looking at places considered to be biodiversity hotspots, most have a high degree of religious observance and a need for greater human development, they are places,
where the moral agendas of conservation and development coincide...although more research is needed to assess whether the religious ethic can be harnessed, the potential of employing religions as 'joint venture partners' in conservation and development appears to be substantial.Read more: Conservation Magazine and Conservation Letters
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