Talking ourselves out of conservation

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With more than 600 languages lost since the turn of the century, cultural diversity is not all our planet has lost.

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Discarded with these lost languages may have been thousands of years of environmental knowledge. The guide book to environmental preservation may have disappeared with those languages, says NEWS FOR CHANGE, adding that environmental stewardship has certainly suffered as a result.

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