All Time Famous Conservation Quotes

Conservation Quotes

Conservation involves managing natural resources and ecosystems responsibly to sustainably meet present and future needs. It includes protecting habitats and species, managing resources wisely, preserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable agriculture and energy practices, minimizing waste, and educating the public. Conservation efforts are crucial for maintaining environmental balance, ensuring the health of ecosystems, and providing essential services like clean air and water. Collaboration among governments, organizations, communities, and individuals is vital for effective conservation and sustainable development.

Conservation Quotes

1. “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.”
— Christopher McCandless

2. “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”
— Adlai Stevenson I

3. “From Nike, we buy victory. From Under Armour, we buy protection. From Lululemon, we buy zen. From Patagonia, we buy conservation. From BMW, we buy performance.”
— Andy Dunn

4. “AI can help solve some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges in areas like healthcare, disaster prediction, environmental conservation, agriculture, or cultural preservation.”
— Jeff Dean

5. “Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world. This is why hunters so often give back by contributing to conservation.”
— Donald Trump, Jr.

6. “Congo has vast stands of biologically important forests as well as remote areas still waiting to be explored, yet we have very few botanists. I’m working to expand training for young students and inspire a new generation to make discoveries, spread the word about conservation, and increase protected areas throughout our country.”
— Corneille Ewango

7. “We have to prove to the disinherited majority of the world that ecology and conservation will not work against their interest but will bring an improvement in their lives.”
— Indira Gandhi

8. “Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.”
— Tom Allen

9. “Conservation of any endangered species must begin with stringent efforts to protect its natural habitat by the enforcement of rigid legislation against human encroachment into parks and other game sanctuaries.”
— Dian Fossey

10. “A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.”
— Aristide Briand

11. “Growing up during the Depression, I worked for the Forest Service and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). I tend to work very, very hard. I wouldn’t change that for anything.”
— Raymond Burr

12. “As to the Amazon itself, the transition from conservation to sustainable development was a huge awakening since conservation was a western concept and strategy to encourage the developing world to protect biodiversity resources for the sake of future generations and the wellbeing of the planet.”
— Yossi Ghinsberg

13. “We’ve got to step up our conservation efforts before it’s too late. We’re not protecting our lands and natural resources. Take the Grand Canyon for example; I’m sure that at one time it was a beautiful piece of land, and just look at the way we’ve let it go.”
— Pat Paulsen

14. “My two primary areas of focus have been open-space conservation and education, and I expect those to remain my priorities in the future. The Irvine open space and parklands provide serenity and balance to our unique Orange County lifestyle.”
— Donald Bren

15. “’Keeper’ is about fathers, ultimately. and also conservation, commitment and ambition.”
— Mal Peet

16. “I was a kid that loved reptiles and eventually started an organization dedicated to saving turtles and tortoises, called the Turtle Conservancy, where we protect land and basically do species conservation around the world.”
— Eric Goode

17. “By 1939, the Depression was back. Unemployment was huge. Roosevelt didn’t have any quick fix. Remember, the New Deal, Works Progress Administration, and Civilian Conservation Corps – all that happened years before. Roosevelt was riding a storm.”
— Gore Vidal

18. “If mountain gorillas are to survive and propagate, far more active conservation measures urgently need to be undertaken. The question remains, is it already too late?”
— Dian Fossey

19. “Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.”
— Adlai Stevenson II

20. “Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.”
— Steve Irwin

21. “Whether that be starting conversations about environmental conservation or taking part in being a voice for people who don’t have a voice, I just want to help people however I can.”
— Madelyn Cline

22. “Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.”
— Frances Beinecke

23. “We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country’s dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability.”
— Paul Gillmor

24. “Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy.”
— Dick Cheney

25. “Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?”
— Solomon Short

26. “We will work on maximizing the introduction of energy conservation and renewable energy, while lowering our dependence on nuclear power generation as much as possible.”
— Yoshihide Suga

27. “Steve worked tirelessly to promote conservation, wildlife, and the environment, and his work enabled the plight of endangered species to reach a whole new audience.”
— Terri Irwin

28. “In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.”
— Paul Gillmor

29. “The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful force for conservation and, as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left than it was growing while I was there! It must be doing something right.”
— David R. Brower

30. “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
— Aldo Leopold

31. “Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.”
— Gifford Pinchot

32. “People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.”
— David Attenborough

33. “A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.”
— Edmund Burke

34. “The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.”
— Karl Marx

35. “Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.”
— Jose Rizal

36. “The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.”
— Gaylord Nelson

37. “First we must learn to love nature. Then comes conservation.”
— Tamilisai Soundararajan

38. “I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.”
— Steve Irwin

39. “Saving petrol is saving India’s money. This is a sense of patriotism. The country can be energy-independent by energy conservation. I appeal to the other ministers also to do this.”
— Veerappa Moily

40. “Land is becoming a diminishing resource for agriculture, in spite of a growing understanding that the future of food security will depend upon the sustainable management of land resources as well as the conservation of prime farmland for agriculture.”
— M. S. Swaminathan

41. “On a local level, hunters in states around the country have provided billions of dollars for conservation efforts. Money collected from hunting license sales, taxes on ammunition and firearms and other hunting equipment often goes directly to properly maintaining land and conservation efforts.”
— Katie Pavlich

42. “What’s near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.”
— Gale Norton

43. “Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.”
— Gifford Pinchot

44. “The good news is that real-world hands-on conservation is alive and well and catching on across the America I travel.”
— Ted Nugent

45. “’Being green’ is commendable, but I hope that people don’t take too much pride and self-adoration because they shut off the water when they brushed their teeth. The truth of the matter is, conservation alone will do little to save our planet.”
— Naveen Jain

46. “Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.”
— Christopher Lasch

47. “Animal rights can be as extreme as not riding a horse, or not wearing leather, not having a pet at all. Animal welfare advocates are preventing the suffering of animals. And then there’s conservation and species conservation and what conservation biologists do.”
— Eric Goode

48. “I want clean water and clean air and conservation… that’s not what extreme environmentalists are all about. For them, it is a religion. They believe in trees and animals, not God.”
— Roger Ailes

49. “There’s an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing and trapping where you know you’re going to consume today.”
— Ted Nugent

50. “We have vastly increased the amount of funding that is available for conservation partnerships.”
— Gale Norton

51. “Because of climate changes, it’s not just a question of producing energy. It’s a question of producing energy in a way that we can live with in the long term. If you look at the available pieces, from conservation to nuclear, solar, whatever, and you put them all together, we can’t do it.”
— George M. Whitesides

52. “My dad is Scottish, and he read in the newspaper about the plight of the Scottish Freshwater Mussel, which is a real thing – like, a very real, serious conservation issue. And he’s a writer, and he was going to do a film about a Glaswegian gangster, and then I stole the idea and turned it into a romantic comedy.”
— Talulah Riley

53. “Living my life in conservation, I see far greater tragedies and crimes against wildlife than the loss of a few thousand badgers. The real reason so many people are so unsettled by the cull is its sinister reflection on the democratic process, on our government’s attitude to conservation and to science.”
— Steve Backshall

54. “The smartest thing I ever did as a writer was hire a retired conservation agent to blaze a hiking trail for me. It’s nothing fancy – just a narrow path that meanders for a little over a mile through the woods near my home. But that trail through the trees has become my therapist, my personal trainer, and my best editor.”
— Kate Klise

55. “The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency.”
— Gifford Pinchot

56. “I was interested in wildlife conservation, and I chose Georgia because they supposedly had a good forestry school. I figured it might be easier to get good grades there, too, because a lot of Southern kids would come up to school in New Jersey, and they’d always be a little behind, so I figured maybe I wouldn’t have to work so hard.”
— Fred Schneider

57. “World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace.”
— Gifford Pinchot

58. “All the conservation efforts in the world won’t be enough to make a dent in the oncoming sustainability crisis our planet faces.”
— Naveen Jain

59. “Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill.”
— Jim Costa

60. “I wouldn’t miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I’d do it all over again, every single minute.”
— Bruce Babbitt

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