From the forest to the sea: deep green ethics turned blue

Hyde, Dominic (2014) From the forest to the sea: deep green ethics turned blue. Great Ocean Quarterly, 2 1: 58-65.

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Author Hyde, Dominic
Title From the forest to the sea: deep green ethics turned blue
Journal name Great Ocean Quarterly
ISSN 2202-784X
ISBN 9780994232601
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 58
End page 65
Total pages 8
Place of publication Barwon Heads, VIC, Australia
Publisher Southern Ocean Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Imagine if we only encountered the forest by flying gently over it or dabbling our toes in the soft mosses that grow on its boundaries; never encountering its myriad wonders or witnessing the complex lives of the creatures within it. Would we have fought for the forests as hard as we have over the last century or so? Arguably, the fact that we humans are terrestrial animals, generally "at sea" in marine environments, has shaped our responses to both forest and sea. We have fought for the forest more successfully than the sea. And after long fights, there is now a widespread view of the values of our forests: both the more commonly accepted values they have for us in providing "resources" and "ecosystem services", but also, increasingly, the values they exhibit in themselves as wondrous places full of life striving to make its way in an ever more human world.

Much less is known about the sea, and its values and wonders are much more cryptic for we land-based creatures...
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