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Back to Nature: Understanding Nature Deficit Disorder

"Nature-deficit disorder" as I defined it in Last Child in the Woods, is not a medical diagnosis, but a useful term to describe the human costs of alienation from nature, as suggested by recent research. Among these costs are diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses, a rising rate of myopia, child and adult obesity, and other maladies. This disorder damages children - and, as I write about The Nature Principle (http://richardlouv.com/books/nature-principle/), adults as well - but I think of it as more of .. Read More »

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Ana Puyol

Programme Officer, TRAFFIC – Regional Office for South America

Listener, Conservation Actions, Managing Change

During the last four years I have been developing social and economic incentives for diminishing wild meat trade in the Amazon, so here is the sto..

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