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#ForewordFriday: Half for the Rest of Life Edition

Sunrise in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Tom Bricker, used under Creative Commons licensing. Sunrise in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Tom Bricker, used under Creative Commons licensing.

How much space do we need to give Nature to avert disaster on our planet? And how do we decide? Those are some of the issues tackled in the new book Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation. Featuring essays by Jane Goodall, George Monbiot, Reed Noss, Daniel Doak, and other leading voices of the conservation movement, Protecting the Wild makes a passionate case that just because parks have not solved every environmental problem does not mean they have failed. Protecting the Wild is the companion volume to last year's Keeping the Wild, an unapologetic argument against accepting the Anthropocene, and builds on its themes to offer a new hope for conservation in the years to come.