Something worth saving

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The arguments for preserving biodiversity tend to fall into two camps. One one side there is mechanistic profit-orientated argument; we should conserve species because we don’t know if they might not be useful later. On the other side there is what we could maybe call the aesthetic argument; we should conserve biodiversity because it is there; it is life; it is wonderful; we don’t really understand; but perhaps as a matter of honour we should look after it – after all maybe we have in some sense been entrusted with it?