People, Profit, Planet

People, Profit, Planet

Sustainable use can be defined as the use of biological diversity components in a way and at a rate that does not lead to the long-term decline of biological diversity to safeguard the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of both present and future generations. 

The principle has three aspects: economic, social, and ecological. 

Simply put, profit, people and planet. 

Focusing on only one of the pillars without considering the other two is a mistake. 

If profit is the only motive, the resource will rapidly disappear. 

If we emphasize only people’s needs, biodiversity will shrink. 

If policies are simply eco-centric, there will be no buy-in from the communities that live with the resource. 

And this is where the animal rights activists have it horribly wrong. 

People must benefit, but it should be in a responsible manner. 

The Eden fallacy is a perfidious illusion.