quote by Gifford Pinchot

The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.

— Gifford Pinchot

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Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.

Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature.

If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.

The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth - soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife.

The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity... that's all there is. That's the whole economy. That's where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.

Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.

I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.

Our air, water, soil, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, minerals, that is the wealth of the country.

I'd like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.

We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans.

There was wildlife, untouched, a jungle at the border of the sea, never seen by those who floated on the opaque roof. Describing his early experience, in 1936, when a fellow naval officer, Philippe Tailliez, gave him goggles to see below the Mediterranean Sea surface.

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.

For me, it always comes back to the land, respecting the land, the wildlife, the plants, the rivers, mountains, and deserts, the absolute essential bedrock of our lives. This is the source of where my power lies, the source of where all our power lies.

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste;

to others, the most valuable part.

Wildlife is something which man cannot construct.

Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Man can rebuild a pyramid, but he can't rebuild ecology, or a giraffe.

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger.

It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.

If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched.

Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.

The world of life, of spontaneity, the world of dawn and sunset and starlight, the world of soil and sunshine, of meadow and woodland, of hickory and oak and maple and hemlock and pineland forests, of wildlife dwelling around us, of the river and its wellbeing--all of this [is] the integral community in which we live.

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought

The illegal wildlife trade threatens not only the survival of entire species, such as elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihoods and, often, the very lives of millions of people across Africa who depend on tourism for a living.

Cheetah genes cooperate with cheetah genes but not with camel genes, and vice versa. This is not because cheetah genes, even in the most poetic sense, see any virtue in the preservation of the cheetah species. They are not working to save the cheetah from extinction like some molecular World Wildlife Fund.

Few photographers have ever considered the photography of wild animals, as distinctly opposed to the genre of Wildlife Photography, as an art form. The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.

The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology.

Wildlife is decreasing in the jungles, but it is increasing in the towns.

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.

We don't have to go to wild places to find wildlife.

A surprisingly wide range of species can be found in our sities and towns, from familiar animals like the raccoon to more exotic ones like the mountain lion.

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.

Wildlife of the world is disappearing, not because of a malicious and deliberate policy of slaughter and extermination, but simply because of a general and widespread ignorance and neglect.

It would be absolutely useless for any of us to work to save wildlife without working to educate the next generation of conservationists.

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