…we cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature - for we will not fight to save what we do not love (but only appreciate in some abstract sense). So let them all continue - the films, the books, the television programs, the zoos, the little half acre of ecological preserve in any community, the primary school lessons, the museum demonstrations, even (though you will never find me there) the 6:00am bird walks.
Let them continue and expand because we must have visceral contact in order to love. We really must make room for nature in our hearts.
STEPHEN JAY GOULD | ‘Unenchanted Evening’ in Eight Little Piggies