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Conservation at the Crossroads

The tragic Sixth Extinction has sparked a search for new conservation paradigms. One approach advocates massive market interventions; by contrast, another urges the creation of vast protected areas. The opening essay proposes a third path, one rooted in democratic processes, engagement with nature, and post-capitalism. Commenters debate what a revolution in conservation would look like.

Featuring opening reflections from Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher and comments from Alejandro Argumedo, Guy Dauncey, Ashley Dawson, Eileen Crist, Shiba Desor, Neva Goodwin and the EcoHealth Network, Annie James, Lisi Krall, Orion Kriegman, Diana Pound, Tony Vettese, and Drew Pendergrass.