Baba Dioum, Senegalese Environmentalist & Agronomist, Founding Member of the Executive Committee, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Executive Governor, International Council for Environmental Law, Speech, general assembly of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi, India, 1968
Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations
Baba Dioum is a Senegalese forestry engineer. In a paper presented in New Delhi in 1968, at the triennial meeting of the General Assembly of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Dioum made the much anthologised statement: "In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." His major concerns have been agricultural development and natural resource management.