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Nature Conservation and the Voluntary Principle

John M. Francis

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

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

Nature Conservation and the Precautionary Principle. John M. Francis

Attributing 'Priority' to Habitats. Chris Miller

Vol.6, No.4, November 1997

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