Have we got it wrong with nature reserves? Maybe we should restore nature and reserve ourselves.
There you have it. Reserved nature as a backdrop for the real show, mankind. Should it be the other way around somehow: woman and mankind as a reserved and respectful part of nature? Just as we once created reserves for aboriginal peoples, we now create reserves for nature on parcels of land that we subjectively find appealing and usually not otherwise especially useful. We have a tacit agreement to leave these parcels mostly alone, even if we do build boardwalks through them for our convenience when we need to lift up our spirits and breath some fresh air. Even then, if the parcel is big, or found to contain something we can use within it, we will happily negotiate timber, mining, and hydrological rights to suit ourselves.