Environmental Values 7(1998): 183-192. doi: 10.3197/096327198129341537
The study of biological invasions raises troubling scientific, political and moral issues that merit discussion and debate on a broad scale. Nativist trends in Conservation Biology have made environmentalists biased against alien species. This bias is scientifically questionable, and may have roots in xenophobic and racist attitudes. Rethinking conservationists' conceptions of biological invasion is essential to the development of a progressive environmental science, politics, and philosophy.
KEYWORDS: environment, conservation, biological invasion, native, alien
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The Nazi Comparison in the Debate over Restoration: Nativism and Domination.Eric Katz
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