These three graphics, extracted from my website, www.wvmcconnell.net, capture the essence of the conflict between preservation (hands off) and conservation (prudent use). The photos are real-world examples of the two philosophies in action. The final pie chart is a glimpse into future under a “Hands Off” management policy. Which of these alternatives will best serve our planet and its inhabitants? Does the “No Action” alternative best meet your view of what the future should hold? Browse the website for more info.