From: University of Queensland
Published October 31, 2017 02:40 PM

Spooky Conservation: Saving Endangered Species Over Our Dead Bodies

The secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions’ Dr Matthew Holden suggests revenue from human burials could fund nature reserves and parks for threatened species, effectively amounting to dead humans protecting living creatures.

Dr Holden said conservation burials’ would go a step further than natural burials which already occur throughout Australia.

“Cemeteries could do more than prevent environmental damage caused by traditional burials which use embalming chemicals such as formaldehyde and non-biodegradable materials,” Dr Holden said.

Read more at University of Queensland

Image: Gate entrance to White Eagle Memorial Preserve. (Credit: Jodie Buller)

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