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Aldo Leopold

Date de naissance: 11. janvier 1887
Date de décès: 21. avril 1948
Autres noms: ალდო ლეოპოლდი, آلدو لئوپولد

Aldo Leopold est un forestier, écologue et écologiste américain. Il a influencé le développement de l'éthique environnementale moderne et le mouvement pour la protection des espaces naturels. Aldo Leopold est considéré comme l'un des pères de la gestion de la protection de l'environnement aux États-Unis. Il a pratiqué la pêche et la chasse tout au long de sa vie.

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Citations Aldo Leopold

„Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals.“

—  Aldo Leopold, livre Almanach d'un comté des sables

"A Man's Leisure Time," 1920; Published in Round River, Luna B. Leopold (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1966, p. 8.
1920s
Source: A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

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„There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.“

—  Aldo Leopold, livre Almanach d'un comté des sables

“February: Good Oak”, p. 6.
Source: A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "January Thaw", "February: Good Oak" & "March: The Geese Return"

„Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching — even when doing the wrong thing is legal.“

—  Aldo Leopold

Presumably a paraphrase of "A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct" or of "Hunting for sport is an improvement ..." above.
Unlikely to be by Leopold, who knew that ethics involves not only doing the right thing, but also determining the right thing in the face of competing desirable criteria.
Misattributed

„To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.“

—  Aldo Leopold, livre Almanach d'un comté des sables

p. 176.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "Conservation Esthetic"
Source: A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
Contexte: The trophy-recreationist has peculiarities that contribute in subtle ways to his own undoing. To enjoy he must possess, invade, appropriate. Hence the wilderness that he cannot personally see has no value to him. Hence the universal assumption that an unused hinterland is rendering no service to society. To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.

„We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.“

—  Aldo Leopold, livre Almanach d'un comté des sables

p. viii.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, Foreword
Contexte: Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the aesthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture.

„Cease being intimidated by the argument that a right action is impossible because it does not yield maximum profits, or that a wrong action is to be condoned because it pays.“

—  Aldo Leopold, livre Almanach d'un comté des sables

"The Ecological Conscience" [1947]; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 346.
1940s
Source: A Sand County Almanac
Contexte: The direction is clear, and the first step is to throw your weight around on matters of right and wrong in land-use. Cease being intimidated by the argument that a right action is impossible because it does not yield maximum profits, or that a wrong action is to be condoned because it pays. That philosophy is dead in human relations, and its funeral in land-relations is overdue.

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