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By honoring late gorilla activist Dian Fossey, Google unintentionally pays homage to oppressive, colonial model of wildlife conservationJanuary 16, 2014, 1:04pm
Today, the “doodle” on Google’s website—the artistic rendition of the company’s logo—is dedicated to the late gorilla advocate, Dian Fossey. Honoring Fossey, however, is an odd choice for Google, a company that takes great pride in doing good and whose motto for a long time was “Don’t be Evil.”
While Fossey loved gorillas, she had a much dimmer view of people, especially the poor, rural Rwandans who lived adjacent to the sanctuary where she worked. In her zeal to protect the gorillas and their habitat from farmers and poachers, Fossey was more cruel oppressor than compassionate conservationist.
Policy Brief 64June 1, 2007
The recovery of the bald eagle in the lower 48 states is a huge conservation success. But the lion's share of credit for the eagle's recovery should go to the 1972 ban of the pesticide DDT, not the Endangered Species Act, according to a new set of policy briefs by the Reason Foundation.
The Reason Foundation reports also suggest the Endangered Species Act often does more harm than good by pitting landowners against the very animals it is trying to save.
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