Conservation a Sacred Duty: Julian Huxley

In 1957 Julian Huxley supported conservationism in these words: “The enjoyment of the beauty and strange variety of the natural world …is one of the indispensable modes of human fulfillment …involving something essentially religious or sacred…To exterminate a living species, be it lion or lammergeier, to desecrate the landscape, to wipe out wildflowers or birds over great tracts of country, is to diminish the wonder, the interest, and the beauty of nature”:

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