Environmental protection of panda habitat in the wolong nature reserve: A Chinese perspective

Ji LI, Yali Tan, Hong Zhu, Zhenyao Cai, Susanna Y F LO

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    Environmental ethics can be cultivated in China and other Asian countries based on Chinese philosophical perspectives. Two major Chinese philosophies relevant to the issues of environmental ethics-Confucianism and Taoism-suggest certain approaches to developing environmental ethics. These approaches can complement each other in developing a Chinese or East Asian theory of environmental ethics. Drawing on these perspectives, China's Wolong National Nature Reserve can face the challenge of protecting its pandas while developing the local economy. By adopting a set of strategies with elements from both Confucianism and Taoism, Wolong has fared well in both protecting pandas and promoting environmental ethics. This case has implications for both managerial researchers and practitioners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-202
    Number of pages16
    JournalEnvironmental Ethics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
    • Philosophy


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