Emma Marris (born January 15, 1979) is an American non-fiction writer whose works focus on modern environmentalism. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, and attended Roosevelt High School, where she worked on the school newspaper. She earned a BA in English at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and wrote for the scientific journal Nature for five years. Her book Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World introduces conservation approaches that go beyond simply protecting land seen as "wilderness." Her 2021 book, Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World, focuses on the ethics of human relationships with wild animals, including hunting, keeping wild pets, captive breeding, and wildlife management. Marris proposes a unified ethical approach that balances the protection of biodiversity with respect for the welfare and autonomy of nonhuman animals. Her TED talk on broadening the definition of nature has been watched over 1.4 million times. Her articles appear in outlets including National Geographic, Outside, the Atavist, Wired, High Country News, the Atlantic, and the New York Times. Marris is also a climate justice activist who emphasizes collective action on climate. In November 2019, she was arrested during at sit-in in the office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, asking the governor to oppose a proposed fossil fuel pipeline in Southern Oregon. She is a board member of the climate justice group Rogue Climate. She lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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