Is there a moral duty to preserve endangered species even if they serve no direct human benefit?
resolved Sep 23

Biodiversity is valuable in itself, and every species has an inherent right to exist. The diversity of life forms enriches the planet and contributes to the overall well-being of the Earth's ecosystems. However, resources allocated to preserve endangered species could be better spent addressing more pressing human issues like poverty, hunger, and healthcare. Also, extinction is a natural part of the evolutionary process. Species have come and gone throughout Earth's history, and human intervention might disrupt this process. Allowing some species to go extinct could be seen as part of the natural order.

Since this is moral, will resolve YES if the % at close is >= 50%, NO if it is < 50%.

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Clear yes at least until we have the demonstrated capacity to regenerate extinct species, per the Gandalf principle: "Some that live deserve death, and many that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?"

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