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The term is said to have been first coined in the mid to late 1960's or early 1970's.
ecocide (plural ecocides)
- The complete destruction of an ecosystem due to human activities. It may result from exploitation of resources, nuclear warfare or the dumping of harmful chemicals.
- Franz Broswimmer. Ecocide: A Short History of the Mass Extinction of Species 2002.