Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has written a new inspirational and constructive book called Rewilding our Hearts, Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence.
"We live in a wounded world that is in dire need of healing," as he makes an impassioned call to reverse unprecendented global losses of biodiversity and habitat by changing ourselves. Rewilding means "to make wild again" and it is frequently used in wildlife conservation to refer to re-creating wildlife habitat and creating corridors between preserved land for wildlife to travel through, thus allowing declining populations to rebound. Bekoff applies the Rewilding concept to human psychology and attitudes. We need to rewild both ourselves and other nature, Bekoff claims. He details the growing, global compassionate conservation movement and gives action oriented advice to individuals, city planners, governments, and business leaders.
I highly recommend you read this book and share with friends, business colleagues, political leaders, and on digital media. Let's all work to help rewild our hearts and make sure all of our decisions incorporate all species.
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