By Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz
This ebook offers mirrored image at the more and more blurry barriers that represent the human-animal dating. within the Anthropocene people and animals have come nearer jointly and this asks for rethinking previous divisions. to begin with, new medical insights and technological advances bring about a blurring of the limits among animals and people. Secondly, our expanding impression on nature results in a rethinking of the outdated contrast among person animal ethics and collectivist environmental ethics. Thirdly, ongoing urbanization and destruction of animal habitats ends up in a blurring among the kinds of untamed and domesticated animals. eventually, globalization and international weather switch have ended in the fragmentation of common habitats, blurring the previous contrast among in situ and ex situ conservation. during this e-book, researchers on the innovative in their fields systematically study the vast box of human-animal relatives, facing wild, liminal, and household animals, with conservation, and zoos, and with applied sciences comparable to biomimicry. This e-book is well timed in that it explores the hot instructions within which our puzzling over the human-animal dating are constructing. whereas the objective viewers essentially contains animal experiences students, coming from quite a lot of disciplines together with philosophy, sociology, psychology, ethology, literature, and movie reports, some of the issues which are mentioned have relevance past a in simple terms theoretical one; as such the publication additionally goals to encourage for instance biologists, conservationists, and zoo keepers to mirror on their dating with animals.
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The distinction between in situ (on-site) and ex situ (off-site) conservation has become blurred to the point of disappearing entirely. We witness what Braverman (2015, 15) has called a shift “from bifurcation to amalgamation” of in situ and ex situ conservation: the increased development of hybrid approaches, that integrate conservation inside and outside of ‘wild nature’. ). In this collection of essays we want to examine the boundaries of these distinctions and the (mainly moral) implications of their becoming blurred.