It is my belief
that nature is everlasting. Any notion that nature
needs our assistance is self aggrandizement that
stems from a misconception of human importance on the
scale of time. If that seem to carry a sentiment of
nihilistic pessimism, it is only a result of
underestimating the grandeur of nature. Thinking of our
own demise is bleak and depressing, yet the eternal
property of nature is a fact firmly pushed to the back
of our minds.
That being said,
the mission of conservation should not be viewed as
saving the natural world, but instead as a component of
survival; an attempt at preserving nature so that life
as we know it can persist.