• Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.

    Aldo Leopold (1989). “A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There”, p.7, Oxford University Press, USA