The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene | Bram Büscher

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Conservation needs to decolonise

The importance of decolonising needs to be acknowledged within conservation; working together with indigenous peoples who have been living and working with nature.

Individual action is not the solution to our environmental problems

The solution to our climate crisis is not just in consuming differently or consuming less. We shouldn't be approaching it as consumers, but as citizens and political agents.

The Conservation Revolution | the full interview

Heated debates about the rise of the Anthropocene and the current ‘sixth extinction’ crisis demonstrate an urgent need and desire to move beyond mainstream approaches. Yet the conservation community is deeply divided over where to go from here.

Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can contribute to the drastic transformations needed to come to a truly sustainable model of development. 


Building a razor-sharp critique of current conservation proposals and their contradictions, Büscher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenge demands something bigger, better and bolder. Something truly revolutionary. They propose convivial conservation as the way forward. This approach goes beyond protected areas and faith in markets to incorporate the needs of humans and nonhumans within integrated and just landscapes. Theoretically astute and practically relevant, The Conservation Revolution offers a manifesto for conservation in the twenty-first century—a clarion call that cannot be ignored.

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