Lack of bioregionalism Lack of ecosystem awareness Disregard for bioregional interactions
The concept of bioregionalism is earth-based, as opposed to politically-based as states and countries are. A bioregion is an identifiable geographical area of interacting life-systems that is relatively self-sustaining. Planning and development without regard to bioregions results in water pollution from upstream activities, industrial soot falling in residential areas, and highways dividing communities. It means that states will increasingly find themselves in dispute, or with the need to cooperate, over management of bioregions which are distributed between them, as activities in one state can have effect across the border.
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