Adrian Treves, Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, and William S. Lynn, Just preservation


Treves et al. propose a tangible shift in current discourse and practice related to the human relationship with other forms of nature. They aim to instill an ethical stance in human perspectives on nature, advocating the idea of trustees as advocates for non-human nature in consensus-building scenarios. This commentary raises questions about the practicality of a wide-scale culture shift in values towards non-human nature, and the power dynamics that are inevitable in multi-stakeholder settings.

Author Biography

Rupu Gupta is a conservation psychologist with expertise in inclusive practices in the environmental movement and culturally responsive approaches. She leads Knology’s Biosphere research. Her current research includes studying the environment as a pathway to learning STEM in informal and formal contexts. Website