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Truth matters for conservation and the environment

Truth matters for conservation and the environment
Truth matters for conservation and the environment
There is an understandable, but ultimately misguided temptation of some environmentalists to cling to any explanation which appears to strengthen their case. One such recent example is the attempt to claim that the proceeds of illegal trade in ivory may support and fund international terrorism. But enduring policy decisions are dependent on mutually-agreed and established facts, so rigorous fact-checking and sustaining the highest standards of professional integrity remain essential. Truth not only continues to matter; it remains the biggest weapon and shield for all wildlife conservationists and environmental scientists in a world of increasingly wanton, politically-motivated myth-making.
0264-8377
239-240
Peh, Kelvin S.-H.
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Peh, Kelvin S.-H.
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Peh, Kelvin S.-H. (2018) Truth matters for conservation and the environment. Land Use Policy, 72, 239-240. (doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.12.061).

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Abstract

There is an understandable, but ultimately misguided temptation of some environmentalists to cling to any explanation which appears to strengthen their case. One such recent example is the attempt to claim that the proceeds of illegal trade in ivory may support and fund international terrorism. But enduring policy decisions are dependent on mutually-agreed and established facts, so rigorous fact-checking and sustaining the highest standards of professional integrity remain essential. Truth not only continues to matter; it remains the biggest weapon and shield for all wildlife conservationists and environmental scientists in a world of increasingly wanton, politically-motivated myth-making.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 December 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 December 2017
Published date: March 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 417192
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/417192
ISSN: 0264-8377
PURE UUID: d8fbda2a-62d5-452f-b5a3-1330e392c77e
ORCID for Kelvin S.-H. Peh: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2921-1341

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Date deposited: 24 Jan 2018 17:30
Last modified: 01 Mar 2018 17:31

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