Watching the Fierce Green Fire Die: Animal Gazes That Shaped Conservation Movements

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There are two famous moments in the history of conservation -- moments that helped shape environmental politics. One was when Aldo Leopold, the father of ethical ecology, met the eyes of a dying timber wolf. The other was when Paul Watson, founder of the radical environmental Sea Shepherd Society, looked into the eye of a dying sperm whale. Gavin Van Horn, of the Center for Humans and Nature, tells us what happened.