CONSERVATION VALUES ARE HUMAN TREASURES
Beauty, utility and vitality may characterise an individual organism and extend to its community of life greater importance within an ecosystem context, but in every circumstance, the appraisal is anthropogenic. Where attraction between members of the same species is a refined biological necessity, a greater good for the interests of life may be discerned through human intellect and altruism. Indeed, human inhabitancy within natural landscapes is also a highly refined biological necessity that provides, in situ, for properly informed and discharged ecosystem management requirements.
EVERY APPRAISAL OF NATURE PRODUCES CORRESPONDING MEMORIES THAT ARE DEFINED WITH EMOTIONAL QUALITIES
Laying itself down as a cultural consequence of living within nature, dreaming embeds the lifetime of every member’s memories within the same spatial repository. As this internalised dreamscape corresponds with the external natural landscape, so do memories project into the physical features of their real-world counterpart. The natural environment becomes the repository of human memory and the recollection of memory needs only to have the memorist navigate through the environmental repository within their dreaming.
Under the legislative intent of providing urgent protection, indigenous Australians were forcibly removed from their traditional cultural landscapes and interred into declared reserves. Through consequential trophic cascade, this formalised eviction removed the apex predator from every ecosystem. Health and productivity cannot be restored unless human repatriation is supported into natural landscapes.
“Captured by the sensitivity of human inhabitancy and attached to memory in its corresponding space and time, emotion resounds within dreaming through a currency of value that renders the real world counterpart with enriched human spirituality.”
Sixty-thousand-years of accrued memory remains reposited within natural landscapes, but without its human custodians, the value of that memory and its ecological purpose, remains disempowered.