“Whole populations are periodically reduced to misery and starvation: the very springs of life are crushed out of millions of men, reduced to city paupers; the understanding and the feelings of the millions are vitiated by the teachings worked out in the interest of the few. All this is certainly part of our existence. But the nucleus of mutual support institutions, habits and customs remains alive with the millions; it keeps them together.... In the practice of mutual aid, which we can retrace to the earliest beginning of evolution, we see the origins of our ethical conceptions; and in the progress of man, mutual support — not mutual struggle — has had the leading part.”
“Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution” 1902.
Seeking for sound technical approaches in conservation
Linking people with sustainable use of natural resources and commitment to social equity