La Ética del Ser Humano en el Cuidado del Medio Ambiente

Translated title of the contribution: The Ethics of the Human Being in the Care of the Environment

Roberto Luis Mejia Mendia, Jeverson Santiago Quishpe Gaibor

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The intention of this article is to indicate what human beings have done to the environment due to their actions, as well as to relate these situations to environmental ethics. The problems we see in our environment are not a matter of chance, they are related to human interventions. These difficulties are expressed in many ways, such as in economics, science, even in politics. This tells us that humans continue to harm the environment without taking into account the consequences of these actions. Trees are also the ones that suffer a great environmental impact, the consequences of cutting down trees are soil erosion and destabilization of the water table, this causes flooding and drying up of crops, problems with the climate, as well as reducing biodiversity and increasing global warming on the planet. To safeguard biodiversity it is also necessary to have an adequate policy to protect endangered species, applying agreements, laws, conventions, etc., that help not only in the protection but also in the care of biodiversity. Finally, we can make a relationship between ethics and the environment taking into account that every living being, by the simple fact of being alive, carries an intimate value: life has a universal value. Therefore, all living things deserve enormous respect, since the living is equal to the sacred.
Translated title of the contributionThe Ethics of the Human Being in the Care of the Environment
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Caribeña De Ciencias Sociales
Issue number2019
StatePublished - 30 Apr 2019


  • Environmental impact
  • Ethics
  • Human being

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 125A Environment


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