Environmental Values 3(1994): 267-271. doi: 10.3197/096327194776679719
Primary legislation in Britain has enshrined the 'voluntary principle' at the centre of the working relationship between nature conservationists and other land-users. This paper examines the dilemma that arises from the application of the legislation to long-term land management strategies in support of nature conservation. In its historical context this approach does not sit easily with wider goals such as the land-use ethic of Aldo Leopold or the search for an ethic of sustainability.
KEYWORDS: Nature conservation, legislation, land-use ethics, conservation management
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