Tenet No. 23 from A Conservationist Manifesto by Scott Russell Sanders

“Only by caring for particular places, in every watershed, can we take care of the planet.  Every place needs people who will dig in, keep watch, explore the terrain, learn the animals and plants, and take responsibility for the welfare of their home ground.  No matter what the legal protections on paper, no land can be safe from harm without people committed to care for it year after year, generation after generation.  All conservation, therefore, must aim at fostering an ethic of stewardship.”

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