International land conservationist: Protect land, lift poverty

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  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    Re: "Conservancy is good but it does nothing to solve the problem of poverty."

    Actually, conservancy -- at least as practices by the Nature Conservancy -- is not good, and produces, rather than alleviates poverty.

    Many of the thousands of "environmental easements" bought by these unscrupulous elitist tree huggers, took advantage of desperate farm and ranch families, promising they could continue to engage in agriculture on their land, only to point, much too late, to the fine print that makes the family farm or ranch useless, not just for agriculture, but for any human use.

    Which was the tree hugger intent from the beginning.

    Smart people avoid the Nature Conservancy like the plague.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Sanjayan described a venture he took with his niece to a New England aquarium. While he initially insisted she leave her tablet computer in car because it would distract her, he finally relented. It was, ultimately, the best choice he could have made, he said.

    No, it was the best choice she made. His comment was an elitist who thinks he knows what is good for all. Conservancy is good but it does nothing to solve the problem of poverty.