Unformatted text preview: Ie. trees, fish, minerals and petroleum, wheat, wildlife, oceans, rivers o Anthropocentric view: resources are useful for human population Difficult decision to make for intact ecosystems o Ecocentric view: resources have intrinsic value Also called biocentric or deep ecology A point of view that claims that intact ecosystems and resources have an intrinsic value, independent if they are useful to humans or not Many switch from the ecocentric view to an anthropocentric view • The problem is that people argue about the amounts and how much is useful • Difficult to protect something that does not have a use • Difficult to make everything useful...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course BIO 3UU3 taught by Professor Dr.rollo during the Spring '12 term at McMaster University.
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