Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. A former news editor of the UK-based New Scientist magazine, he has been its environment and development consultant since 1992, reporting from 86 countries. He also writes regularly for the Yale e360 website in the US, and the Guardian and other newspapers in the UK, as well as irregularly for many other outlets, including the Washington Post. His most recent book is The New Wild: Why invasive species will be nature’s salvation. Others include: The Land Grabbers, Confessions of an Eco Sinner, and When the Rivers Run Dry, which was listed among the all-time Top 50 Sustainability Books by the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainable Leadership. His books have been translated into 24 languages.
The Siege Approach to Conservation
By promoting a siege approach to conservation, in which humans are the enemy, books such as "The Annihilation of Nature" are part of the problem....