By Bryan G. Norton, Michael Hutchins, Elizabeth F. Stevens, Terry L. Maple
Ethics at the Ark provides a passionate, multivocal discussion—among zoo execs, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers—about the way forward for zoos and aquariums, the remedy of animals in captivity, and the query of no matter if the person, the species, or the environment is crucial concentration in conservation efforts. members characterize both sides of the problems. relocating from the elemental to the sensible, from biodiversity to inhabitants law, from animal study to captive breeding, Ethics at the Ark represents a tremendous amassing of the various fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the flora and fauna conservation debate.
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Species loss: Crisis or false alarm. New York Times, 20 August, sec. C. Wilson, E. O. 1989. Threats to biodiversity. Scientific American 261(3): 018116. World Resources Institute. 1992. The 1992 Information Please Environmental Almanac. Compiled by World Resources Institute. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. < previous page page_9 next page > < previous page page_11 next page > Page 11 PART ONE THE FUTURE OF ZOOS What will be the role of zoos in the twenty-first century? Zoos are already engaged in changing both their missions and their messages as we near the end of the twentieth century, and it is almost certain that zoos and their employees will have more and more responsibilities offered them, even thrust upon them, as human expansion rolls unchecked into the next century.
We will lead by our examples, and communities will support these efforts with increasing pride of ownership and participation. If we continue along this path, our achievements will be praiseworthy indeed. I would project the following six items as achievable outcomes early in the next century: 1. Collectively, zoos and aquariums will be the most active, well-funded, and effective conservation organizations in the world. 2. Zoos and aquariums will be routinely allied with research and teaching institutions throughout the world, providing a multitude of opportunities to advance basic and applied zoo biology.