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English: After working prominently in the field of international conservation for over twenty years, Eugene Lapointe has at last put pen to paper and produced what he describes as a compendium of conservation thought, opinion and analysis, in his long-awaited debut book, "Embracing the Earth’s Wild Resources". Targeted at those interested in the state of conservation today and students of political science, this book should also be required reading for CEOs. After defining conservation, Mr. Lapointe pulls no punches as he challenges the protectionist orthodoxy of the modern environmentalist movement and, through a series of detailed examples, exposes the modus operandi of groups such as WWF, Greenpeace and PETA.

Français: Après avoir joué pendant plus de vingt ans un rôle prédominant sur le plan international de la conservation de la nature, Eugène Lapointe nous offre, dans un livre intitulé "Panorama des Ressources Sauvages", une somme unique sur la conservation de la nature qu'il décrit lui-même comme un ensemble de pensées, d'opinions et d'analyses. Le livre s'adresse tant à un public intéressé dans la conservation de la nature qu'aux étudiants en science politique, sans oublier les chefs d'entreprise affectés par les décisions internationales. Après avoir défini le terme conservation, l'auteur démontre l'orthodoxie protectionniste du mouvement écologiste moderne. A l'aide de plusieurs exemples, il dénonce les manoeuvres déstabilisatrices d'organisations telles que le WWF, Greenpeace et PETA.

Español: Luego de haber ocupado por más de veinte años un lugar de predominio en la conservación de la naturaleza a nivel internacional, Eugene Lapointe nos ofrece un compendio de pensamientos, opinión y análisis de la conservación en su libro intitulado "Una Visión sobre los Recursos Silvestres de la Tierra". El libro está dirigido tanto al público interesado en la conservación de la naturaleza como a estudiantes de ciencias políticas, y sobretodo, a quienes manejan los destinos de empresas afectadas por las decisiones internacionales. Una vez definido el término conservación, el autor nos describe aspectos desconocidos de la ortodoxia proteccionista del movimiento ecologista moderno. Apoyado en numerosos casos fehacientes, Lapointe denuncia las maniobras desestabilizadoras de organizaciones tales como la WWF, Greenpeace y PETA que muy pocos conocen.

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A Global Conservation Vision by Eugene Lapointe

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Embracing the Earth's Wild Resources
A Global Conservation Vision

by Eugène Lapointe


Table of Contents




Chapter 1 - The Meaning of Conservation

      A Holistic Approach

      Sustainability / Sustainable Use

      Human Rights and Conservation

      Animal Rights vs. Conservation

      The Precautionary Principle

      Precaution as an Obstructive Tactic

      Creating Balance and Sustainability

      The Danger of Protectionism

      Animal Welfare

      Resource Management in General

Chapter 2 - Conservation of Marine Resources

      Marine Resources Management

      Fisheries: Multi-Species Management

      Aquaculture: A Management Tool

Those Opposing Conservation

Chapter 3 - Global Tools in Conservation

      Conservation Treaties and Institutions

Chapter 4 - Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) supporting Conservation

      Traditional Communities

      International and Regional NGOs

      National and "Interested" NGOs

      The Special Case of IUCN

Chapter 5 - Global Forces Opposed to Conservation

      NGOs and their Coalitions





Chapter 6 - The Anti-Conservation Consequences of NGO Political Power

      The Hijacking of International Treaties


      Cultural Struggles

      Eco Apartheid

      The Sustainability Triangle

      Prohibition of Access Rights to Resources

      Threats to Sovereign Rights

      The Role of Intimidation: Call for Secret Ballots

      Consequences for Human Rights

Chapter 7 - NGOs: duplicity and questionable tactics

      Intimidation, Fraud, and "Eco-Terror"

      IFAW and Greenpeace

      Physical Bullying at Sea

      Strange Behavior

      Free Willy: A Legend Worth Millions

      The Demonization of Hunting

      Another Bear Story

      A Public Relations Lesson: The Mitsubishi-Mexico Salt Plant

      Pawns in NGOs Fund-Raising Schemes

      Dall's Porpoise vs. the Environmental Intelligence Agency

      Myths about Sea Turtles

      PETA's Role in "Conservation"

Chapter 8 - Whale Facts, for the Record

      Summary of Worldwide Whale Species

      The Contradictory HSUS Model

Chapter 9 - Public Opinion: A Factor in Public Policy Development

      The real meaning of the So-Called Public Opinion

      Chinese IFAW Survey

      Survey: 200 million Ignorant Americans

      Peddling Influence

      IFAW Ads and Testimonial Videotape: Unsuccessful Tactics

      Hypocrisy and Situational Ethics: Netherlands and the Fur Issue

      Commercial Fisheries and Protectionist NGOs: A Process of Deceit and Self-interest

Chapter 10 - The Media's Role in Diminishing Conservation Efforts

      Media Symbiosis: CNN & Greenpeace

      When Death is Natural

      Global Sanctuary Scheme

      Poaching is Appalling

      Cruel Waste of Tax Dollars

      A Gloom and Doom Spin

      Shark Campaign

      Credibility and Cooperation

      What Does Being Green Mean?


Chapter 11 - Defiance of the "Green" Concept

      Norwegian Defiance or the Greenest Country

      Japanese Whale Hunting: the Tactic of Dire Warnings

      A Stand on an Ethical High Ground

      U.S. Media Whale Coverage

Chapter 12 - The Political Conservation Game

      I - Conservation and national politics

        The Re-election Campaign of a USA Congressman from Washington State

        When Politicians Disagree

        A National Cheerleader for Greenpeace

        A Sportsmen's Tribute

        A Political Power Struggle over India's Elephants

        Forward-Looking Integrity

      II - International Political Context : The CITES Model

        The (In) Effectiveness of CITES

        The Decision-Making Process of CITES

        An Agenda for Honest Politicians: Elephants and Social Order

        International Dialogue on the African Elephant

        India and Tigers

        New Whaling Regime Atones for the Past

        Political Leaders Duped and Disobeyed

        Inappropriate Political Decisions and Loss of Leadership

        The Hallmark of International Relationships

        Roots of Disrespect

Chapter 13 - Traditional People – First Peoples

      Did You Say Food?

      Environmental Conservation Through Cultural Preservation

      A Reason to End Cultural Racism

      Caribbean Traditions

      NGO Racism

      The Cultural Bias of the Australian Government

      A View of Cultural Impacts

Chapter 14 - On-going Feuds

      Whale Watching vs. Commercial Whaling

      The Myth of Trade or No Trade

      The Cruelest Myth

      Trapping: A Control for Wild Furbearers

      Fur vs. Synthetics

Chapter 15 - A Personal Call For International Cooperation

      Quotations to Ponder

      A Vision for Global Conservation


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