For those in the conservation trenches – it is not a war!

As usual: the story is true, but everything has been changed to protect the innocent. Additionally, without totally changing everything I would be violating a sacred trust – what is said within the confines of a pickup truck in the desert may not be spoken of outside of the truck. The people (often unpaid) working cutting edge conservation issues face entrenched government agencies, industries that knowingly destroy resources (even if it costs them money), and a lack of understanding of issues by society. The language of these activities: fighting conservation battles on the front line or in the trenches is evocative of warfare. The purpose of this cartoon is to point out the obvious…



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