A ecologist is a partisan of the écologisme, i.e. a current of respectful thought of balances natural S, which promotes the safeguarding of the Environnement and the natural resources against the devastations of the industrial society.
The term ecologist is often ambiguous: indeed, it indicates at the same time the Militant S and sympathizers of the Protection of nature, and the members of the political parties ecologists, the first adherent step inevitably with the seconds.
In the company and the language running one describes as “green” ecologist or even familiarly or “ecologist” somebody who militates for the respect of the environment. Some use the name of environmentalist (militant or professional) which defends the environment without being militant of a party " vert" of that of ecologist which would be supposed to try to make firstly pass the ecological ideas of écologisme in the policy.
In front of the planetary importance of the consequences of the ecological stakes and the supposed or real inaction of the public authorities, many associations were born since the awakening of the Années 1970, WWF, the Amis of the Earth, Greenpeace, Robin of Wood…
The militants for the Protection of nature frequently use methods of political Militantisme: leaflets, posters, public meetings, street demonstrations, press releases, interventions near the politicians, actions with strong media repercussions. The actions of the militants are sometimes out of the limits of legality (examples: release of animals in laboratories of experimentation, destruction of cultures of experimentation GMO of public agencies or private companies, action to sensitize the public opinion during transfers of nuclear waste, the interventions on the platforms at sea of the large petrochemical companies , actions to safeguard threatened animals, etc).
- Natural Combat
- the Brown owl
- The Ecologist; French edition: the wild Ecologist
- the Decrease
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