Welcome

cropped-1-agua-fria-basin-from-mt-union-21-wide-less-than-300k.jpgWelcome to my nature-conservation website.  The blog represents the interests of the Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, and the concerns of nature conservationists worldwide.  Use the search field or StumbleUpon  to find topics of interest.  Get the latest world news, information, and concerns for Animal Cruelty, Animal Rights, Nature Conservation, and Wildlife in the NatCon News.  Get the latest on global warming on Climate News.

The blog’s theme follows the ideas of Aldo Leopold who, toward the end of his life, believed that wildlife and humans have equal rights in what Leopold called the land-community.  Here’s the link for a movie about Leopold’s ideas.

Aldo Leopold. Proposed the Land Ethic which extends equality to all creatures.

Aldo Leopold. Proposed the Land Ethic which extends equality to all creatures.

[A] land ethic changes the role of Homo Sapiens from conqueror of the land- community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.”  – Aldo Leopold, 1949.

Not bad.  Perhaps “Earth ethic” would indicate the shared importance of the oceans, atmosphere, and land.  Anyway, as the brainiest of Earth’s creatures, ethical humans might be expected to act to protect and preserve wildlife.  Of course, it’s complicated.  Perhaps ethical behavior can begin with shared images and ideas.  Hence this blog.

As President of the Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, Inc., I serve as the organization’s principal representative.  Information about the organization is hosted here.

I write science fiction as well as nonfiction to express the blog’s underlying nature conservation theme.  I’ve invented an alternate Earth where the animals are more intelligent than the Humans.  The animals call themselves Tsaeb (silent T, long a). Check out my new Tsaeb novel and my new book about Arizona wildlife to see how I’m doing.  You will find more samples of my fiction under the menu item Fiction, and my nonfiction work under Nonfiction.

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