ENVIRON 214S. Ethical Challenges in Environmental Conservation – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

ENVIRON 214S. Ethical Challenges in Environmental Conservation

Examination of current ethical challenges in environmental conservation. Topics include the philosophical basis and challenges of mankind’s responsibility to the natural world; prioritization of often conflicting conservation efforts; balancing the needs of humans and the environment; the disputed role of scientists as advocates; and the philosophical and political obstacles to conservation efforts. Analysis of the evolving environmental movement, in relation to current issues. Instructor: Vidra. 1 unit.