The ethics of reviving long extinct species.

@article{Sandler2014TheEO,
  title={The ethics of reviving long extinct species.},
  author={Ronald Sandler},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={354-60}
}
There now appears to be a plausible pathway for reviving species that have been extinct for several decades, centuries, or even millennia. I conducted an ethical analysis of de-extinction of long extinct species. I assessed several possible ethical considerations in favor of pursuing de-extinction: that it is a matter of justice; that it would reestablish lost value; that it would create new value; and that society needs it as a conservation last resort. I also assessed several possible ethical… CONTINUE READING
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