Problem

Ecological imperialism

Nature:

Ecological imperialism is the theory, advanced first by Alfred Crosby, that European settlers were successful in colonization of other regions because of their accidental or deliberate introduction of animals, plants, and disease leading to major shifts in the ecology of the colonized areas and to population collapses in the endemic peoples. The many pathogens they carried with them adversely affected the native populations of North America, Australia, and Africa, and were far more destructive than weaponry: it is estimated that disease wiped out up to 90 percent of indigenous people in some locations.

Broader Problems:
Imperialism
Values:
Imperialism
Subject(s):
Geography Ecology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
10.07.2019 – 18:45 CEST