Eerik Kumari (1975) describes the Commission for Nature Conservation
as a commission that has always had a strong amateur potential,
as a scientific commission in its views independent of official nature
conservation policy. Relying on existing statute, on scientific competence
and authority, the Commission for Nature Conservation has more than
once expressed views and made decisions that did not coincide with
those generally accepted at the moment. But it should not be reproached
for such independence, since everything done served the aim of bettering
the state of nature conservation and achieving nature conservation
ideals in the country. Numerous examples can be pointed out from the
history, when decisions and viewpoints that were not in conformity
with those generally accepted performed a very important role in the
development of science and culture. He hopes that the Commission for
Nature Conservation has made its contribution in this field.
Today the Commission for Nature Conservation tries to follow the principles
put forward by E. Kumari.