The View From the Castle: Ecologists have begun to realize that it may be too much to ask 'have-not' nations to save wildlife as Man's common heritage

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley expresses his concern that crusading for endangered species is another way for countries to exploit. Ripley describes it as neoimperialism. Although neoimperialism does advocate that the rare species and habitats of the world are international property, it may be turning into another way for the 'haves' to exploit the 'have-nots'.


  • Hutchinson, G. Evelyn (George Evelyn) 1903-
  • World Wildlife Fund


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G. Evelyn Hutchinson, whom Ripley makes reference to in his essay, was Ripley's academic advisor at Yale University.

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Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 6 (Journal)

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September 1974


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Preservation
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • Ecology
  • Environmental protection

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