Environmental Ethics and Biodiversity Term Paper by Master Researcher

Environmental Ethics and Biodiversity
A study of the problem of biodiversity and the ethics associated with it.
# 36420 | 1,400 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2003 in Environmental Studies (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper explores the environmental problem of preserving biodiversity from three different environmental ethical positions of ecofeminism, ecocentric ethics and anthropocentrism. The paper addresses the link between the destruction of forests and destruction of biodiversity and notes the limitations of these environmental theories. The paper argues that the development of ethical and legal bases for regulating land use to preserve biological diversity requires changes in public attitudes and institutions.

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"The loss of biodiversity--the great variety in the different species of animals, plants, and micro-organisms that inhabit the Earth -- is the environmental problem. Every organism on Earth lives in its own special habitat or niche in which it has adapted itself and is in ecological equilibrium and harmony with the other population of the ecological system. Any change in the system is bound to affect the organism and its chances of survival. Based on the rate of disappearance of ecosystems, especially tropical forests and grasslands, American biologist Edward O. Wilson has estimated that approximately 27,000 species of organisms are perishing on Earth per year as a result of destruction of ecosystems on account of environmental problems created by man."

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