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A suggested policy on development proposals for the TNPA Manifesto

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Smith, PE, A suggested policy on development proposals for the TNPA Manifesto, TNPA News, Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc, GPO Box 2188 Hobart TAS 7001, 21, pp. 10-12. (2015) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

The TNPA Committee is currently inclined to add the new policy set out below to the six policies it already has in its Manifesto (www.tnpa.asn.au: go to About us/ Manifesto and see its section ‘Policy in Detail’). TNPA members are invited to comment on this policy before the end of August, especially as to whether they would like to see us adopt it.

Such a policy would have TNPA start to address a fundamental ecological principle, one that affects all our work of protecting natural values. The principle is that supplying a demand (or want) ultimately tends, not to satisfy that want, but to increase it (and others as well). This principle holds especially strongly to wants for things that are essential to life, such as food, water and shelter from weather, pathogens and predators. It holds for all organisms, whether plant, animal, fungal, bacterial or viral. Humans are no exception: If our wants for essentials are supplied, they (and our other wants) grow. They do this because that supply does three things: it attracts other people to the place where it occurs; it supports their reproduction; and it encourages each individual supplied, to want more.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:environmental policy, scarcity multiplier, environmental activism
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Author:Smith, PE (Mr Paul Smith)
ID Code:115046
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-03-06
Last Modified:2017-04-12
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