The Role Of Wilderness, Nature, And Nature

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“A wilderness- is a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals; a tract of wasteland”. (Dictionary.com) The wilderness is a great place and exploring in it can be exciting. However, the wilderness can also be a dangerous place due to animal attack such as bear. As a result, none nature lovers might be afraid to visit the wilderness because of its danger. I believe the way we think about the wilderness and bears might govern the way we interact with it. Therefore, although the wilderness can be a danger place I believe through education many none nature lover might be interested and willing to visit the wilderness and explore it beauty because they will know how to prevent and protect…show more content…
As a result, many people are often afraid to visit the wilderness because they do not want to encounter a bear. According to Harding (2014) “When we attempt to understand human narratives about, reactions to, and reflections on bears, light may be shed on the complex relationship people in Euro-American society, more specifically in western Canadian culture, have with ideas of wilderness, nature, and the role of humans in the natural world.” (pg.177) I am not surprise by this statement because I believe it to be quite true. One reason people are often afraid to visit the wilderness is because they view the wilderness to be an unsafe place. In addition, stories of animal attack have not help this matter either. As a result, many people may be angry and upset because they do not understand why animals attack human. Some people may think animals attack human because they might mistake then for food in some cases that might be true. However, like human animal uses nature instant fight or flight when they are afraid or feels threatened as a result they may attack.” Fight or flight is the e instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away”. (Oxford Dictionaries) When people see animal, they are immediately frighten. The same way we are afraid of animal they are also afraid of us too. Therefore, both animal and human reaction to each other is based on fear. Unfortunately, “Grizzlies bear are known also to be easily threatened by even a single person who comes too close, so it is this element of surprise that one wants to avoid”. (Clarke,1990, pg.25) Which would explain why there are many bears attack them any other animals. I believe through education people can become more experience in avoiding and dealing with animal in the

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