Talk:Using 'natural' as a criterion for prioritisation

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Can 'natural' be effectively used as a criterion?

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Statements: Can 'natural' be effectively used as a criterion?

Resolution: 'Natural' cannot be effectively used as a criterion.

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1: Cannot because the term natural is ambiguous. Jouni
3: If loss of biodiversity is caused by nature or a non-human species, is it therefore natural and preferred over human actions to prevent the loss? Jouni
4: It is not usually clear which outcomes in a complex system are caused by which action or event, and therefore it is not easy or possible to say, what was caused by humans and what by nature. Jouni
5: The environment changes anyway all the time, so what is the original, natural state that was untouched by the man? Jouni
2: Instead, othen criteria should be used such as amount of biodiversity. Jouni