What's Wild About Wilderness #588

September 30, 2021

Conserving wild species doesn't seem like it would be that controversial. No one wants to see an extinction. But at the same time, don't we believe that every animal matters? If every animal matters, how can we justify killing some to save others? And how do we determine what deserves saving in the first place? We sit down with Emma Marris to talk about her new book, "Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World".


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Emma Marris

Emma Marris is the author of "Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World" and "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World". She also writes about the human and nonhuman worlds, and the enduringly complex relationships between them for National Geographic, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Wired, and other publications. She lives in Oregon with her husband -- with whom she occasionally co-authors environmental philosophy papers -- and their two children.