Program ID: Innovation Anthology #146
Program Date: 06/26/2008
Program Category: Environment, Forests, Science, Wildlife
Biology Honour for Dr. Daryll Hebert
When it comes to forest management, the voice of Dr. Daryll Hebert sounds loud and long.
As a biologist and co-founder of the Sustainable Forest Management Network, Dr. Hebert’s career has focused on ensuring wildlife and their habitat are central to land use planning.
For this, he is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Ian Mctaggart-Cowan Award for Biology.
Reflecting on his career as a scientist and advocate, Dr. Hebert says its not easy being a biologist.
DR. DARYLL HEBERT: If you have really strong feelings about biological health and biological integrity, almost everything else that we do as human beings is working against that. So you always find yourself struggling against the kinds of things that are changing biological processes. And the real question is not that they made a difference, but did they make enough of a difference. And the answer is almost always no. And I think as biologists we just keep struggling to get to that level. But its pretty frustrating because there is always so much opposition in terms of human development and human requirements and needs and desires that operate against ecological integrity. So it’s always been a tough job to be a biologist.
Thanks today to the Sustainable Forest Management Network.
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