Should we interfere with nature to conserve it?

Jun 28, 2018, 8:26 AM EDT
(Source: USFWS Mountain-Prairie/flickr)
(Source: USFWS Mountain-Prairie/flickr)

Our existing conservation efforts take a passive approach designed for minimum interference with nature, but designers from the Royal College of London are treading a path, which favors a direct and proactive role of humans in preserving the biodiversity of an ecosystem.

The researchers have devised bio-logging tags that monitor the environment and communicate with the animals about potential human threats, prompting them to move to safer zones and create habitats remote to external activity, reports Dezeen.

The project, titled Augmented Nature, proposes that our human-centric conservation efforts be modified to an animal-centered alternative as simply sitting on the fence and limiting our interaction won’t impede the momentum of extinction, notes Design Boom.

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