"The Politics of Conservation in France in the 19th Century"

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Environment and History (journal)

Matagne, Patrick. “The Politics of Conservation in France in the 19th Century.” Environment and History 4, no. 3 (Oct., 1998): 359–367. doi:10.3197/096734098779555583. Everything concerning the domain of nature conservation is rich in paradoxes and contradictory interests: the romantic ideal; the established scientific facts; economical and colonial interests; patriotic feelings; moral, ethical and asthetic arguments. Matagne shows how French conservation policies in the 19th century interpreted these conflicts and paradoxes through three important issues: i) the protection of landscapes; ii) the protection of animal and vegetable species; and iii) nature conservation in the colonies. All rights reserved. © 1998 The White Horse Press