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A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
Adlai E. Stevenson
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
There's an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing and trapping where you know you're going to consume today.
Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
The good news is that real-world hands-on conservation is alive and well and catching on across the America I travel.
I'm also working closely with a group called the Amazon Conservation Team, helping with the rainforest in South America.
I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the injection of working at the Carter Center, and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on environment, and things of that kind.
Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even if animals aren't aware that you are not treating them with respect, the viewers are.
I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
Basically, I think 21st century conservation is moving toward preserving ecosystems by dealing with the needs of people.
I don't flatter myself - I'm not a scientist, I'm not a conservation expert.
I don't know how to do anything else other than be an actor. If I wasn't in this, I would be in alternative energy and conservation.
Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
If you don't have an ethic of conservation, you basically have a license to drive a Hummer through the Amazon.
Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public, which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52, walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that.
David R. Brower
The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful force for conservation and, as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left than it was growing while I was there! It must be doing something right.
David R. Brower
So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased domestic production of oil and gas, we can build a more secure future for our country.
I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government does not collect from big oil will starve the Land and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability.
In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
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