The Conservation Revolution - Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene

Author(s): Bram Buscher; Robert Fletcher


A post-capitalist manifesto for conservation   Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can contribute to the drastic transformations needed to come to a truly sustainable model of development. The good news is that conservation is ready for revolution. Heated debates about the rise of the Anthropocene and the current 'sixth extinction' crisis demonstrate an urgent need and desire to move beyond mainstream approaches. Yet the conservation community is deeply divided over where to go from here. Some want to place 'half earth' into protected areas. Others want to move away from parks to focus on unexpected and 'new' natures. Many believe conservation requires full integration into capitalist production processes.   Building a razor-sharp critique of current conservation proposals and their contradictions, B scher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenge demands something bigger, better and bolder. Something truly revolutionary. They propose convivial conservation as the way forward. This approach goes beyond protected areas and faith in markets to incorporate the needs of humans and nonhumans within integrated and just landscapes. Theoretically astute and practically relevant, The Conservation Revolution offers a manifesto for conservation in the twenty-first century--a clarion call that cannot be ignored.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781788737715
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Verso Trade
  • : December 2019
  • : April 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bram Buscher; Robert Fletcher
  • : Paperback
  • : 224