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Conserving Natures
Conserving natures

Hybrids, conformations, relations – all these help us to discuss natures as matters that are not simply natural. We've loosened the ‘nature as independent state’ metaphor. This has been all very well for molecular sciences, for agriculture and for biosecurity – but what about that quintessentially romantic and nature-independent activity ‘nature conservation’? Surely this isn't well served by our complex geographies of nature? This chapter explores this problem, and in doing so adds further detail to the difference of nature issue that was raised in Chapter 5.

The setting for this chapter (and for Chapter 10) is predominantly urban. This might be thought of as the last place one would go to in order to conserve natures. Indeed, one of the more enduring ...

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