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Two Endangered Species In The Adirondacks In The Context Of Constitutional “Wilderness”, Michael A. Dibrizzi Dec 2010

Two Endangered Species In The Adirondacks In The Context Of Constitutional “Wilderness”, Michael A. Dibrizzi

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Student Publications

Our society has developed with a distinct homocentric view toward the natural world and all of its inhabitants. Wildlife has mostly been regarded as the exclusive chattel of man to dispense with at his discretion. This attitude has led to the extinction of some species and near extinction of many others. Through legislation, lawmakers have attempted to regulate management and exploitation of different species, with varying success. The goal of good environmental regulations is to break from traditional views; regulations in recognizing man’s superiority and control over the natural world will impose a responsibility on man to protect and preserve …