Why nature protection is so difficult - public lecture

  • C.J. Bastmeijer (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular


    Worldwide, many ecosystems and species of wild animals and plants are under pressure. This raises the question why more than 150 years of law to protect nature has not been effective. In this lecture Kees Bastmeijer will try to find an answer to this complex question. In his search for an answer he will not only talk about the law, but will pay particular attention to our relationship as humans with nature. In many countries on paper (e.g., in the law) human’s relationship with nature has shifted towards more nature-friendly attitudes, but in practice we still experience a strong weakness: the difficulty to accept limitations to our social and economic ambitions and our disability to deal with accumulative impacts.
    Period13 Dec 2017
    Held atUniversity of Iceland, Hornafjordur Research Center, Höfn, Iceland
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Human-nature relationship
    • nature protection law
    • ecological restoration
    • role of law in nature protection