Exclusive interview to Captain Paul Watson founder and president of Sea Shepherd by Stella McCartney
The three laws of ecology
I want to introduce today a significant person in the safeguarding of the environment: Captain Paul Watson. For who don’t know him, it was the co-founder of Greenpeace and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He becomes a celebrity about the Sea Shepherd’s battles against the Japanese whalers. The fights were filmed and transmitted all around the world. It isn’t our intention to celebrate the hundreds of fighting he did, and our goal is to encourage people to read and meditate about his ecologist thought.
We do this using a lengthy editorial he wrote and posted in the Lifegate site. In this editorial, Paul explains the three laws of ecology.
Like he wrote in the editorial, this law has been studied in collaboration with Robert and Roberta Hunter, Patrick Moore, David Garrick, and Rod Marining.
The three laws
The law of diversity: The strength of an eco-system is dependent upon the diversity of species within it.
The law of interdependence: All species are interdependent with each other.
The law of finite resources: There are limits to growth and limits to carrying capacity.
I want to talk about these three laws because, in several of our posts and especially the posts regarding animals, we insist on promoting the necessary awareness of the importance of the biodiversity. So, now you will know where our persuasion comes. Many people and especially who take knowledge for the first time of the necessity of protection of environment and wildlife, ask me why is so essential the biodiversity, and again why is so important to stop the extinction of species.
The first law
According to the first law, the power of the ecosystem depend directly from the diversity between the species, less variety less power, and fewer species is less diversity and consequently less power in the ecosystem. So we can say our health depend directly from the ecosystem health.
The second law
The law of interdependence explain which all species are connected. So, if one specie is extinct, the ecosystem will suffer. More species are extinct more the disease of the ecosystem will be significant, up to no return line.
The third law
The third law is becoming more evident in the mind of people. We are a lot, we are too much, and we are growing again. Up when can resist the ecosystems before the collapse? In the Paul opinion, we are very close to the collaps. His prevision is shocking, less then ten years he said. In 2025 the ecosystem of the coral reefs worldwide will die and worldwide commercial fishing operations by 2030.
His prediction is catastrophic but he doesn’t lose hope. We join him thought when he said, the future depends on our vision. If we refuse the anthropocentric vision and we are embracing biocentrism, there is hope. Important is to understand that it is necessary to follow the ecology laws otherwise we’ll die with the ecosystem
The editorial need to be read completely up to the last word is a ‘letio magistralis of ecology’ is a thought on which it is important to reflect.