The Fall of the Wild

Extinction, De-Extinction, and the Ethics of Conservation

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The passenger pigeon, the great auk, the Tasmanian tiger—the memory of these vanished species haunts the fight against extinction. Seeking to save other creatures from their fate in an age of...

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The central ethical question addressed by Minteer is not only how far might we go to prevent biological extinction, but how far should we go? He comes to this conundrum as a distinguished...

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