This book arose out of a desire to consider how society is travelling in terms of retaining the rich diversity of life on this spectacular planet. Once green and teeming, it is now a planet in peril, with the living world in decline (e.g. Wijkman and Rockstrom 2012; Ceballos et al. 2015). In this book we also consider where ‘justice’ lies in all this. After all, we all want justice, but what exactly do we want it for? We are sure all chapter authors believe in justice for society, and that involves questions of equity and equality (e.g. Wilkinson and Pickett 2010). We argue society should seek to cultivate an environmentally-focused perspective that embraces not only social and economic justice but also concern for non-human species. Through this we can find a middle road of cooperation that acknowledges the rights of human and nonhuman species alike (Shoreman-Ouimet and Kopnina 2015).
|Title of host publication||Conservation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Integrating Social and Ecological Justice|
|Editors||Helen Kopnina, Haydn Washington|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Aug 2019|