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At war with nature : corporate conservation and the industry of extinction, W.F. Benfield

Label
At war with nature : corporate conservation and the industry of extinction
Title
At war with nature
Title remainder
corporate conservation and the industry of extinction
Statement of responsibility
W.F. Benfield
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
632.951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB952.S6
LC item number
B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
At war with nature : corporate conservation and the industry of extinction, W.F. Benfield
Label
At war with nature : corporate conservation and the industry of extinction, W.F. Benfield
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is a book about how the destruction of one of the world's most unique, ancient and unspoiled wilderness areas has led to the growth of an international industry eradicating animals and plants which have been deemed to be "invasive". That is because they are where pseudo-scientists say they should not be. What New Zealand began as an industrialised extermination has now become island eradications in many parts of the world. To expand and grow, it must either seek more islands, or widen its scope to cover whole nations; that is what it is now doing. The parasitic riders who drive this conservation gravy train are: Government conservation agencies who seek to increase their bureaucratic power and influence; The agri-chemical industry who supply the chemicals and poisons ; The powerful and wealthy conservation charities who whip up the concept of "threats to nature" as a way generating donations, bequests and corporate sponsorships ; The academic and science institutions who see in it a rich seam of grant money for supplying junk science in support of the eradication industry. Eradications are carried out on a scale reminiscent of the US military aerial deforestation of Vietnam with "agent orange". Here, for all wildlife, the animals, birds and insects, the poisons used are super-toxins such as brodifacoum and 1080. For vegetation, they have devised new wonder chemical cocktails such as "Armageddon". It is total ecosystem genocide. To whip up a public fervour to help justify such mass environmental poisoning, the people are fed the concepts of invasive pests and threats. Thus, harmless creatures are demonised and need be shown no mercy. By deliberate and devious propaganda, the public are kept unaware, that in the blinkered rush of zeal to kill "pests" and "predators", the eradication industry is killing everything else, even the rare and endangered species such as an entire monitored population of rock wrens from an aerial 1080 poisoning at New Zealand's Kuhurangi National Park. It is a war against nature
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22 cm
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Extent
180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781872970431
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO669651
  • (NLNZils)1723275

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