Born Free

One possible scenario that has been bugging me for a week now:

The day when mankind’s continual expansion and decimation of natural habitats result in micro-pockets of forests + accelerated shrinkage of existing fragments (some of which we call reserves, national parks, protected areas) as a result of the lack of buffer zones.

"At what point does that become captivity? A 10000 m fence? 1000 m fence? What if veterinary care is provided? Or extra food? Or the animal is left alone, but has a tracking collar attached?"

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I live in times where nature is just a click away.

It’s no wonder people are increasingly disconnected; Such breathtaking and precious footages do not reveal the alarmingly unsustainable and destructive fishing practices.

I worry. Yet, wildlife documentaries-like the one featured below-never fail to leave me awestruck.

Perhaps, journalists who report dismal news could consider accompanying them with beautiful hope-inducing footages like the one below.

Bring nature to the people. If they, for some reason, cannot be there to witness it themselves first-hand.

P.s. Aquariums are unnecessary.

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Is the act of domesticating and conditioning wildlife still relevant today? Possibly, though most animals generally do not fare well in captivity. (More on the zoo debate) Also, zoos and aquariums often assert captive breeding and re-introduction as a conservation strategy. But is it, really?

Skeleton of an oval Maretia heart urchin, Maretia ovata.Indentations indicate where its tube feet protrude. More

Skeleton of an oval Maretia heart urchin, Maretia ovata.
Indentations indicate where its tube feet protrude. More