A definition of conservation

This description of conservation made me think, and at this point in my life I appreciate its broadness:
“choices about the relations between humans and nature, and actions to implement them”
Perhaps a little too broad but on the other hand many people don’t make these choices deliberately or even realize they have a choice.

Wildlife encounter, Redang, Malaysia

“passing on of significance from past to future”
And this matched what I was about to answer to the question What is conservation?  I was trying to formulate words for the idea of ensuring that what’s around us is still around for our children. And nature is significant.

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