The problem of environmental ethics is closely connected with the relation between man and nature, especially man’s relation with the environment. Unless, we understand clearly the relation between man and nature, it may not be possible to find a plausible solution to environmental issues confronting man, or threatening human survival. Environmental issues represent several different perspectives and each thinker interprets them from his vantage point.
Human beings are not alone living on planet Earth. We live among a multitude of plants, animals and inanimate natural objects. Our interaction with the non-human forms of life and with the environment as a whole raise a variety of moral questions such as: