Rewilding our hearts Building pathways of compassion and coexistence

Marc Bekoff

Book - 2014

"In wildlife conservation work, rewilding - to make wild once again - refers to the creation of corridors between preserved lands that allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, one of our most engaging animal experts and activists, here applies the concept to human attitudes. He argues that unless we rewild ourselves, becoming profoundly reconnected to nature and fundamentally shifting our consciousness, our conservation efforts will have but limited impact. Bekoff shows that whe...n we make the effort to not just see, but to empathetically become "the seen," our perspective on animals and their habitats changes in profound ways. As we shift to acting from the inside out, our efforts move beyond simply reacting to current crises and become powerfully proactive. Ultimately, Rewilding Our Hearts invites readers to become re-enchanted with our world, and by dissolving false boundaries, to truly connect with both nature and ourselves. "--

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Published
Novato, California : New World Library [2014]
Language
English
Physical Description
xv, 198 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781577319542
Main Author
Marc Bekoff (-)
  • Introduction : what is "rewilding our hearts"?
  • Global problems, personal unwilding
  • Compassion and coexistence mean it's not all about us
  • Making it real : hard choices and bottom lines
  • Rewilding the media : our mirror up to nature
  • Rewilding the future : wild play and humane education
  • Afterword : rewild as you go.