mankind is not the steward of nature. we are not its master, nor its guardian. in fact, there is no us and them with nature and humanity, because we are not seperate, or special. there is just the planet, and what happens on it.
ecosystems change. thats what they do. thats pretty much the only thing they do consistently. guess what? they dont put it up to a vote. they dont ask whether people want it.
the problems we cause for the ecosystem is not due to a lack of management and order, but the abundance of those qualities. we have them in droves. many of the major invasive species in the world were introduced intentionally. think rabbits in australia, possums in new zealand, cane toads around the carribean and gulf of mexico, japanese knotweed almost fucking everywhere that isnt japan, the list goes on. introduced to kill pests, be pretty, or to make money. and think of this; how much less rapid and extreme transfer of wildlife would there be if we didnt bumble around on hulking great sea giants, moving tonnes and tonnes of random crap around so some fat fuck can make a quick buck, or million?
if it is the ecosystem you are worried about, i have some simple advice. dont be. it will deal with it. its dealt with a lot worse and pulled through, always changing, always adapting to survive. almost sounds like theres a fundamental lesson of biology to be learned in there, eh? if its charismatic fauna for which you are concerned, then go join greenpeace and the wwf, march down the street, and see where that gets you. hint; usually the other end of the street.
the main threat to the environment is not change but the pace of change, the nature of that change, mostly due to the industrial processes that prop-up the states that keep those borders patrolled by rapists and murders. and those borders? do they carefully map biological data on bio-regions and habitats? or do they map the hubris and wars of bigoted, self-serving assholes trying to forge an empire? hint; its the second
nature can survive. thats all it does. this notion of nature vs humanity, of duality, is whats killing everything. pumping it full of plastic, oil, radiation, heat, fuck dood. an anarchist society? whats that? there are just people living on a planet. some of us dont want to rape and pillage it for our own insane, innane purposes. we try our bests to live our lives honestly. we do not try to fix the worlds problems, not that that wouldnt be nice. what vanity! all i control is me, so all im concerned with is what i should do next.
apparently thats take enough cough medicine to traumatise a small child, and go to bed at 5am, but hey.