I was heartened to read about how Chevron handles it's operations in New Guinea. Diamond states that the populations of indigenous fauna are MORE abundant throughout the range of the company's operations than outside of that sphere. This is because no hunting or fishing is allowed on the site.
The company realized that environmental concern would be more beneficial and cost effective than say to clean up a hugh (NOT hugh, huge) oil spill or other disaster.
Diamond explains that while there is environmental concern at the corporate level, it is in the interest of Chevron to respect the local people and their wishes, or they will simply close the operations down, as they happened to a mining operation that paid little attention to the environment and concerns of the citizens.
Even so, it was nice to read about how it business and conservation CAN co-exist and be profitable.
The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.
The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand; the kind you can feel in your heart...Scorsese's "Mean Streets"
I came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper