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Author Palmer, Alexandra, author.

Title Ethical debates in orangutan conservation / Alexandra Palmer
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource (x, 248 pages)
Series Routledge studies in conservation and the environment
Contents Introduction: To save is to sacrifice -- Orangutans and their conservation -- Kill, incarcerate, or liberate? Alternatives to reintroduction -- What is a rehabilitation centre? Boundary-work in conservation -- Sense and sentimentality : emotion in environmental ethics -- No space on the ark : triage in wildlife rescue -- Wild, well, or free? Ethical debates in rehabilitation methods -- Bosses, baddies, and "baby huggers" : the ethics of conservation fundraising -- The "dark side" : (un)ethics and whistleblowing in conservation -- Conclusion: Ethics in the Anthropocene
Summary "Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation explores how conservationists decide whether, and how, to undertake rehabilitation and reintroduction (R & R) when rescuing orphan orangutans. The author demonstrates that exploring ethical dilemmas is crucial for understanding ongoing disagreements about how to help endangered wildlife in an era of anthropogenic extinction. Although R & R might appear an uncontroversial activity, there is considerable debate about how, and why, it ought to be practised. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research with orangutan conservation practitioners, this book examines how ethical trade-os shape debates about R & R. For example, what if the orphan fails to learn how to be an orangutan again, after years in the company of humans? What if she is sent into the forest only to slowly starve? Would she have been better off in a cage? Could the huge cost of sending a rescued ape back to the wild be better spent on stopping deforestation in the first place? Or do we have a moral obligation to rescue the orphan regardless of cost? This book demonstrates that deconstructing ethical positions is crucial for understanding ongoing disagreements about how to help our endangered great ape kin and other wildlife. Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation is essential reading for those interested in conservation and animal welfare, animal studies, primatology, geography, environmental philosophy and anthropology"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Ethical debates in orangutan conservation is based on [the author's] doctoral work at University College London."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Alexandra Palmer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geography at the University of Oxford, with a background in social anthropology and primatology. Her work centres around ethical dimensions of human relationships with other animals, especially non-human primates. Ethical Debates in Orangutan Conservation is based on her doctoral work at University College London. Her other research has looked at zookeeper-orangutan relationships and ethics and regulation in non-laboratory animal research (including with wildlife)
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 19, 2020)
Subject Orangutans -- Conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects
Orangutans -- Reintroduction -- Moral and ethical aspects
Orangutans -- Effect of human beings on
Wildlife conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects
NATURE -- Apes & Monkeys.
NATURE -- Ecology.
Wildlife conservation -- Moral and ethical aspects
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019052723
ISBN 9780429060533