"When we look at nature, our values and beliefs dictate that there are some aspects of the environment that we consider better than others." - Jonathan Leeming "Attaching a monetary value to natural resources has been the cornerstone of economic development, which in turn has provided a legitimacy for its existence." - Jonathan Leeming "There is a widely held belief that aspects of nature have no value unless they can be commercialised or converted into a commodity." - Jonathan Leeming "Animals that do not rate highly on the ‘cuteness index’ or do not appeal to the human psyche, pay the ultimate price." - Jonathan Leeming "The miracle of nature is that if there is a problem, there is an organism that has found a way to conquer it." - Jonathan Leeming "We have to admit that our perceptions towards many aspects of the environment are simultaneously convenient and significantly selfish." - Jonathan Leeming "The true value of nature does not lay as individual units, but in it’s connectedness into an infinite number of related systems." - Jonathan Leeming "Many of these aspects are ubiquitous and so abundant that their financial value is difficult to calculate. They are often taken for granted or greatly undervalued, even though they may be vital for life to exist." - Jonathan Leeming

Introduction

When we look at nature, our values and beliefs dictate that there are some aspects of the environment that we consider better than others. It is easy for us to compare 2 animals and determine which one lives and which one dies because of the way that we attach a value to them. However, mankind perceptions value is flawed beyond reconciliation.

Bitten explores how our current perception of natural value has contributed to the troubles of our time, and how a change in how we perceive the environment can kickstart a sustainable future for all.

Themes

  • Sustainability.
  • Diversity.
  • Value.
  • Impact.
  • Knowledge.

Duration

45 Minutes.

Suitable for?

  • Special Interest Groups.
  • Conferences.
  • Corporate Events.