Where the wild things aren’t
Humans have transformed more than half of the natural environment since the 1800s. This has been the general conclusion of 30 years of scientific initiatives to measure the global human footprint, despite their differences on their inputs and methods.
Interesting article exploring some of the ideas around restoration. Useful journal article link in this document:
"Restoration and conservation efforts, however, cannot put at risk the identity, culture, and livelihood of the human populations that inhabit them. “Restoration interventions are as much about people as they are about environments” (Koech et al., 2020), although this has not always been considered. Even more important is the consideration that traditional and Indigenous knowledge on land management has been proven successful at conserving ecosystems. Despite constituting less than 5% of the global population, Indigenous peoples manage most of the planet intact landscapes."
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